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Published April 18, 2011, 04:30 PM

Area River Levels and Forecast (04/18)

Updated 4:30 p.m.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

Grand Forks

The Red River at Grand Forks/East Grand Forks was at 46.65 at 3:30 p.m. Monday. NWS says it reached a crest of 49.87 ft. at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday. That is the third highest crest on record.

The Red should be below major flood stage, 46 ft., later Monday.

Two of three bridges connecting Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are still closed. The Kennedy Bridge on Gateway Drive is open.

Fargo

The Red at Fargo was at 33.88 ft. at 3:15 p.m. Monday. It crested 38.75 ft. last weekend. 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.

Other area levels

From south to north, updated as of 4:30 p.m.

Red River at Wahpeton: 14.22 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to remain around that level and recede starting Wednesday.

Wild Rice River at Abercrombie: 18.94 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to drop below major flood stage, 18 ft., sometime Tuesday.

Sheyenne River at Harwood: 891.21 ft. Flood stage: 884 ft. Projected to remain in major flood stage, which is 891 ft., for at least a week.

Sheyenne River at Valley City: 20.55 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to rise to 21 ft., by around the weekend. Major flood stage is 17 ft. Record flood stage is 20.7 ft.

Red River at Halstad: 39.16 ft. Flood stage: 26 ft. Projected to be around the major flood stage, 37.5 ft., by Thursday.

Sandhill River at Climax: 29.73 ft. Flood stage: 20 ft. Major flood stage is 30 ft. Record stage is 39.4 ft. Projected to drop to 26 ft. by Thursday.

Red River at Oslo: 37.72 ft. Flood stage: 26 ft. Projected to stay high for at least a week. The top of the permanent downstream levee is 41.2 ft.

Devils Lake at Creel Bay: 1452.65 ft. NWS the lake could reach 1453 ft. by late this week.

Stump Lake: 1452.34 ft. NWS projects a rise to 1452.8 ft. by late this week.

Red River at Drayton: 43.21 ft. Flood stage: 32 ft. Projected to rise to 43.5 ft. by Tuesday. Major flood stage is 42 ft., and the record stage is 45.5 ft.

Two Rivers River at Hallock: 807.02 ft. Flood stage: 802 ft. Could drop below moderate flood stage, 806 ft., by late Saturday.

Pembina River at Neche: 21.22 ft. Flood stage: 18 ft. Major flood stage is 20.5 ft. NWS projects a rise to 21.7 ft. by the middle of the week. Record flood stage is 24.5 ft.

Red River at Pembina: 50.11 ft. Flood stage: 42 ft. Projected to rise to 53.2 ft. by late 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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