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Forecast: Second Red River crest could top historic mark

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

FARGO - The Red River has a strong possibility to rise again to historic flood levels this month, the National Weather Service said in a news conference this morning.

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The weather service said there is a 75 percent chance the Red could crest at 41 feet between April 15-22, a mark that would top the epic 40.82-foot crest last Saturday.

The first crest this spring broke the record of 40.1 feet in 1897.

The weather service also said there is a 25 percent the Red could crest at 42.8 feet, two feet above what Fargo-Moorhead fought off last week.

Strong thunderstorms could play a role in the river's rise again.

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