With wind-whipped flags in the foreground, the flooded Red River covers a portion of the Grand Forks side of the closed Sorlie Bridge late Wednesday afternoon, April 13, 2011. The image is taken from a YouTube video recorded by "Daninator."
Red River at Grand Forks, East Grand Forks crested Thursday
It appears the Red River crested as early as 1:30 p.m. Thursday a few inches below 50 feet in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, more than two feet lower than feared only days before.
The highest reading so far was reached at ninety minutes after noon Thursday at 49.67 feet.
Since then, it's been mostly in decline.
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