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Water flows over the Sorlie Memorial Bridge as the Red River rises Wednesday afternoon. Herald photo by Jay Pickthorn.

Red River flood crest expected in GF-EGF today

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GRAND FORKS - The Red River is expected to crest in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks today.

Fifty feet is the projected height, according to the National Weather Service.

That's well below the highest crest ever recorded in the cities (54.35 feet in 1997) and, if it doesn't exceed 50 feet, it will fall short of the second-largest event (50.20 feet in 1897).

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