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Forum staff reports, Published April 25 2013

Red River hits flood stage in Fargo

FARGO - The Red River moved into flood stage here overnight.

Flood stage is 18 feet in Fargo. The river hit that level shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday and stood at 18.26 feet as of 6:15 a.m.

It's expected to reach 37 feet by Wednesday and crest at between 38 and 40 feet sometime late next week, bringing the fourth major flood in five years to Fargo-Moorhead.

The record crest of 40.84 feet was set on March 28, 2009.