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Forum staff reports , Published June 28 2013

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

FARGO – The Red River appeared to crest early Friday afternoon just shy of the 30-foot mark, which is the major flood threshold here.

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

Earlier, predictions called for the river to peak 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 thunderstorms today, but otherwise looks clear for the next week.