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Published April 24, 2013, 05:12 PM

Fargo getting good news amidst flood fight

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There is good news in the Fargo flight food. The National Weather Service has lowered the Red River crest prediction.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - There is good news in the Fargo flight food. The National Weather Service has lowered the Red River crest prediction.

The updated forecast shows that the river is likely to crest late next week between 38 and 40 feet, down a couple of feet from earlier predictions.

Forecasters say an ideal melt cycle and lack of significant precipitation lead to the improved forecast.

Greg Gust, National Weather Service: “Change in temperature of a few degrees either way could affect the rate of flow of those waters. So that can change the timing on the Wild Rice and Red a little bit so it's still possible it could come in below 38 feet.”

Fargo leaders are talking about scaling back flood protection efforts at this hour.

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