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NWS lowers Red River crest forecast to 34.4 feet at Fargo-Moorhead

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FARGO - The National Weather Service on Thursday lowered the crest forecast to 34.4 feet for the Red River at Fargo.

By 10:15 p.m. Thursday, it appeared the river had dropped from 34 feet to 33.91 feet.

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The U.S. Geological Survey hasn't declared 34 feet as the official crest yet, said Mike Lukes, hydrologist at the weather service in Grand Forks, N.D.

Wednesday's forecast called for a river crest of 35.5 feet early Saturday. However, that and other forecasts released within the past couple of weeks factored in normal rainfall, Lukes said.

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