Saturday, March 28, 2009

Red River Crests

Good news for Fargo residents. The Red River has crested and has begun to recede. Earlier forecasts had the river cresting at 43 feet, but crested at 40.82 feet just after midnight on Saturday, March 28. The weather service said that freezing temperatures helped slow the snow melt which lead to a lower crest than originally predicted. However, water levels will likely remain near 40 feet for several days to a week causing significant stress and strain on earthen levees and sandbag dikes. Residents are forming levee watch groups to patrol the levees in case of leaks or breaks.

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