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Published April 11, 2011, 01:58 PM

Area River Levels and Forecast (04/11)

Updated 8:45 p.m.

All levels from National Weather Service updated as of 8:45 p.m. Monday

Grand Forks

The Red River at Grand Forks/East Grand Forks was at 46.95 ft. Major flood stage is 46 ft. Record stage is 54.3 ft.

The Sorlie Bridge on Demers Avenue was closed Saturday. The Point Bridge was closed Friday. The Louis Murray Bridge in East Grand Forks will likely close this week.

The Weather Service has upped its projection of the Red's rise, now saying it could reach 52 ft. by Thursday. It had previously projected a rise to 50.5 ft.

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. Water is on the Gateway Drive approach at 52.6 ft. The cities are likely to be building earthen berms on the approach to the bridge to protect it up to 54 ft.

Fargo

The Red at Fargo is at 38.17 ft. 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 36 ft. by the weekend.

Other area levels

From south to north

Red River at Wahpeton: 14.74 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to be near 16.5 ft. by Thursday. Record stage is 19.4 ft.

Wild Rice River at Abercrombie: 24.34 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to recede, dropping to around 21 ft. by the weekend.

Sheyenne River at Kindred: 20.79 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: 17.01 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to rise to 18.5 ft. by the weekend. Major flood stage is 19 ft. Record is 22.9 ft.

Maple River at Enderlin: 13.13 ft. Flood stage: 9.5 ft. NWS projects it to level off and begin receding.

South Buffalo River at Sabin: 14.65 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Moderate flood stage is 15 ft. Major is 19 ft.

Buffalo River at Hawley: 8.6 ft. Flood stage: 7 ft. Projected to rise to 8.8 ft. by Tuesday before receding.

Maple River near Mapleton: 908.74 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: 20.17 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to rise to 20.8 ft. by Thursday before receding.

Sheyenne River at Harwood: 891.62 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: 17.33 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to rise to 18.5 ft., by Tuesday. Record stage is 20.7 ft.

Wild Rice River at Hendrum: 32.85 ft. Flood stage: 20 ft. Projected to rise to about 33.6 ft. by Wednesday.

Red River at Halstad: 40.39 ft. Flood stage: 26 ft. Projected to be rise to 40.6 ft. by Tuesday and stay in major flood stage for at least the weekend. Record flood stage is 40.7 ft.

Goose River at Hillsboro: 14.79 ft. Flood stage: 10 ft. Projected to stay around that level before starting to recede by Wednesday or Thursday. The record stage is 16.8 ft.

Marsh River at Shelly: 22.06 ft. Flood stage: 14 ft. Projected to rise to 22.2 ft. by Tuesday before leveling off and receding Wednesday or Thursday.

Sandhill River at Climax: 32.61 ft. Flood stage: 20 ft. NWS predicts it could reach 34.5 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.

Red Lake River at Crookston: 19.97 ft. Flood stage: 15 ft. Projected to rise to 22 ft. by Wednesday before receding.

Red River at Oslo: 37.46 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 will be covered with water. The top of the permanent downstream levee is 41.2 ft.

Devils Lake at Creel Bay: 1452.10 ft.

Park River at Grafton: 12.52 ft. Flood stage: 12 ft. Projected to rise to 13.8 ft. by Wednesday. Major flood stage is 14.5 ft. Record is 16.5 ft.

Red River at Drayton: 39.46 ft. Flood stage: 32 ft. Projected to rise to 43.6 ft. by the weekend. Major flood stage is 42 ft., and the record stage is 45 ft.

Two Rivers River at Hallock: 808.34 ft. Flood stage: 802 ft. Projected to rise slightly before starting to recede by Wednesday.

Pebmina River at Walhalla: 11.47 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: 21.05 ft. Flood stage: 18 ft. Major flood stage is 20.5 ft. NWS projects it to stay at around that level for at least a week. Projections could be changed, though, with new water entering the river. Record flood stage is 24.5 ft.

Red River at Pembina: 45.78 ft. Flood stage: 42 ft. Projected to rise to 51.1 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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