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Published April 09, 2011, 02:45 PM

Area River Levels and Forecast (04/09)

Grand Forks

The Red River at Grand Forks/East Grand Forks is at 44.01 ft. at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The Sorlie Bridge on Demers Avenue was closed Saturday. The Point Bridge was closed Friday.

The Weather Service projects the Red to reach 51 ft. by later Tuesday, but projects it could start receding by Friday.

The flood walls in GF/EGF protect the cities up to 63 ft.

The Kennedy Bridge on Gateway Drive is now the last bridge linking Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. The bridge is protected to a level of around 52.5 ft.

Fargo

The Red at Fargo is at 38.7 ft. at 10:15 p.m. Saturday. The Weather Service says it's near the peak level, but will remain at a high level for at least a week, so it's important to continue monitoring. NWS says even with the prospect of heavy rainfall Saturday night into Sunday, the river should stay below 39.5 ft. In 2009, it crested at 40.8 ft., which was a record.

Other area levels

All levels from National Weather Service updated as of 2:45 p.m. Saturday

From south to north

Red River at Wahpeton: 15.19 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to be near 16 ft. by Thursday.

Wild Rice River at Abercrombie: 24.5 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to continue receding.

Sheyenne River at Kindred: 19.80 ft. Flood stage: 16 ft. Projected to be near moderate flood stage at 21 ft. by Sunday.

Sheyenne River at Lisbon: 15.77 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to be around 17 ft. by Sunday. Major flood stage is 19 ft.

Maple River at Enderlin: 12.93 ft. Flood stage: 9.5 ft. NWS projects it to level off and begin receding starting Sunday.

South Buffalo River at Sabin: 13.34 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to continue receding.

Buffalo River at Hawley: 7.54 ft. Flood stage: 7 ft.

Maple River near Mapleton: 908.86 ft. Flood stage: 905 ft. Major flood stage is 910 ft.

Buffalo River near Dilworth: 20.73 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to continue receding.

Sheyenne River at Harwood: 891.79 ft. Flood stage: 884 ft. Projected to remain in major flood stage, which is 891 ft., for at least a week.

Wild Rice River at Hendrum: 32.02 ft. Flood stage: 20 ft. Projected to stay in major flood stage, 32 ft., until Wednesday.

Red River at Halstad: 39.01 ft. Flood stage: 26 ft. Projected to be around 40 ft., within major flood stage, by sometime Sunday.

Goose River at Hillsboro: 15.5 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to stay around that level before starting to recede by Monday or Tuesday. The record stage is 16.8 ft.

Marsh River at Shelly: 21.29 ft. Flood stage: 14 ft. Projected to rise to around 22 ft. by sometime Sunday before starting to recede.

Sandhill River at Climax: 27.55 ft. Flood stage: 20 ft. Projected to reach 33 ft. by Monday or Tuesday. That would be in major flood stage. NWS projects it to stay at the level before starting to recede Thursday.

Red Lake River at Crookston: 16 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to continue receding.

Red River at Oslo: 36.64 ft. Flood stage: 26 ft. Projected to reach 38 ft., within major flooding stage, by Tuesday or Wednesday. The record stage is 38.4 ft.

Park River at Grafton: 10.56 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to reach moderate flood stage, 13.5 ft, by Tuesday.

Red River at Drayton: 37.82 ft. Flood stage: 32 ft. Projected to reach major flood stage, 42 ft., by Thursday.

Two Rivers River at Hallock: 808.13 ft. Flood stage: 802 ft. Projected to rise slightly to 808.5 ft. by sometime Sunday and stay around that level until sometime Tuesday.

Red River at Pembina: 44.32 ft. Flood stage: 42 ft. Projected to reach moderate flood stage, 47 ft., by Monday. NWS projects a rise to 50.8 ft. by late Friday into Saturday. Major flood stage is 52 ft.

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