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Published June 28, 2013, 03:30 PM

Red River appears to have crested, barely misses major flood threshold

FARGO – The Red River appears to have crested early this afternoon just shy of the 30-foot, major flood threshold.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM, Forum staff reports, INFORUM

FARGO – The Red River appears to have crested early this afternoon just shy of the 30-foot, major flood threshold.

The Red River reached 29.59 feet as of 12:30 p.m., and then dipped to 29.58 feet, according to figures from the National Weather Service.

Earlier, predictions called for the river to crest slightly above the 30-foot mark.

The Red is predicted to dip below moderate flood stage early Monday, and to subside gradually to 19.6 feet, 1.6 feet above minor flood stage, in the next week.

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a slight chance of thunder-storms this afternoon, tonight and Saturday, but otherwise looks clear for the next week.

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