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Published April 12, 2011, 02:15 PM

Area River Levels and Forecast (04/12)

Updated 11:10 p.m.

Grand Forks

The Red River at Grand Forks/East Grand Forks was at 48.81 ft. at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Major flood stage is 46 ft.

The Sorlie Bridge on Demers Avenue was closed Saturday. The Point Bridge was closed Friday. The Louis Murray Bridge in East Grand Forks was closed Tuesday. Residents will have to use the Mallory Bridge off of U.S. Highway 2 at County Road 58 and Highway 220 South.

The Weather Service projects a rise to 52 ft. by sometime Thursday or Friday. Record stage is 54.3 ft.

The flood walls in GF/EGF protect the cities up to 60 ft.

The Kennedy Bridge on Gateway Drive is now the last bridge linking Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Water is on the Gateway Drive approach at 52.6 ft. EGF is likely to be building earthen berms on the approach to the bridge to protect it up to 54 ft.

Fargo

The Red at Fargo was at 37.68 ft. at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. The Weather Service says it crested at 38.75 ft. Saturday evening. It continues to slowly recede, but should remain in major flood stage for at least a week.

In 2009, it crested at 40.8 ft., which was a record.

NWS projects it could be down to about 35 ft. by Tuesday.

Other area levels

From south to north

Red River at Wahpeton: 14.39 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to be near 15 ft. by Sunday. Record stage is 19.4 ft.

Wild Rice River at Abercrombie: 23.85 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to recede, dropping to around 21 ft. by the weekend.

Sheyenne River at Kindred: 20.97 ft. Flood stage: 16 ft. Projected to stay around 21 ft. for at least a week. Record stage is 22.3 ft.

Sheyenne River at Lisbon: 16.89 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to rise to 20.9 ft. by early next week. Major flood stage is 19 ft. Record is 22.9 ft.

Maple River at Enderlin: 12.65 ft. Flood stage: 9.5 ft. NWS projects continued receding. Could be below flood stage by early next week.

South Buffalo River at Sabin: 14.98 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Moderate flood stage is 15 ft. Major is 19 ft. Projected to begin receding starting Wednesday. Could be below flood stage by early next week.

Buffalo River at Hawley: 9.03 ft. Flood stage: 7 ft. Projected to stay near moderate flood stage, 9 ft., until the weekend.

Maple River near Mapleton: 908.17 ft. (Above sea level) Flood stage: 905 ft. Major flood stage is 910 ft. Projected to stay around moderate flood stage, 908 ft., for a week or more.

Buffalo River near Dilworth: 20.62 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to rise to 21.7 ft. by Thursday before receding.

Sheyenne River at Harwood: 891.56 ft. Flood stage: 884 ft. Projected to remain in major flood stage, which is 891 ft., for at least a week. I-29 from Fargo to just south of Hillsboro was closed Sunday due to water spilling over onto the roadway. Motorists could use Highway 18 and 200.

Sheyenne River at Valley City: 18.84 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to rise to 20.5 ft., by Thursday. Record stage is 20.7 ft. Record flood stage is 20.7 ft. The city began adding clay to the levee, which should protect properties up to 22.5 ft. Patients at Mercy Hospital were evacuated Tuesday night as a precaution.

Wild Rice River at Hendrum: 32.98 ft. Flood stage: 20 ft. Projected to rise to about 33.3 ft. by Wednesday. Major flood stage is 32 ft. NWS projects the river to recede below that stage by early next week.

Red River at Halstad: 40.37 ft. Flood stage: 26 ft. Projected to be rise to 40.8 ft. by Tuesday or Wednesday and stay in major flood stage for at least the weekend. Record flood stage is 40.7 ft.

Goose River at Hillsboro: 14.04 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to continue receding. The record stage is 16.8 ft. NWS projects it could recede to below flood stage by the weekend.

Marsh River at Shelly: 22.33 ft. Flood stage: 14 ft. Projected to rise slightly before leveling off and receding Wednesday or Thursday. Could be below moderate flood stage, 20 ft., by the weekend.

Sandhill River at Climax: 34.4 ft. Flood stage: 20 ft. NWS predicts it could reach 35 ft. by Wednesday or Thursday. Major flood stage is 30 ft. Record stage is 39.4 ft. According to NWS, at 34 ft. the lift station at the north end of town is threatened, along with several homes. NWS projects the river to begin receding by Friday. Could be below major flood stage, 30 ft., by early next week.

Red Lake River at Crookston: 19.96 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to recede to below flood stage by the weekend.

Red River at Oslo: 37.79 ft. Flood stage: 26 ft. Projected to rise to 38 ft. and stay high for at least a week. NWS says at a level of 37.5 ft. State Highway 1 was closed Tuesday night. There are no roads left open leading into Oslo. The top of the permanent downstream levee is 41.2 ft.

Devils Lake at Creel Bay: 1452.16 ft. (record)

Stump Lake: 1452.10 ft.

Park River at Grafton: 12.52 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to stay in flood stage until Friday. Major flood stage is 14.5 ft. Record is 16.5 ft.

Red River at Drayton: 40.28 ft. Flood stage: 32 ft. Projected to rise to 43.5 ft. by Monday. Major flood stage is 42 ft., and the record stage is 45.5 ft.

Two Rivers River at Hallock: 808.4 ft. Flood stage: 802 ft. Projected to rise slightly before starting to recede Thursday.

Pebmina River at Walhalla: 12.88 ft. Flood stage: 11 ft. Projected to rise to 16.5 ft., within moderate flood stage, by the weekend. Major flood stage is 18 ft.

Pembina River at Neche: 20.73 ft. Flood stage: 18 ft. Major flood stage is 20.5 ft. NWS projects a rise to 21.5 ft. by early next week. Record flood stage is 24.5 ft.

Red River at Pembina: 46.32 ft. Flood stage: 42 ft. Projected to rise to 50.7 ft. by the weekend. Major flood stage is 52 ft. Record stage is 54.9 ft. The top of the permanent levee is protected up to 57.3 ft.

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