SPRING FLOODING: Rivers approaching crests
The Red River appears to be nearing its spring crest in the northern valley, while some other rivers in the area already have crested, according to the National Weather Service.
The Red was at 31.07 feet this morning in Grand Forks-East Grand Forks, according to the weather service. The river is expected to rise up to 32 feet by Thursday.
Following are river levels in selected cities as of this morning, followed by flood stages and projected crests:
Red River of the North
Grand Forks-East Grand Forks: 31.07 feet at 9:45 a.m.; 28 feet; 32-foot crest projected Thursday evening.
Fargo: 22.73 feet at 9 a.m.; 18 feet; continues to fall.
Halstad, Minn.: 21.5 feet and falling at 9 a.m.; 26 feet; crested Tuesday.
Oslo, Minn.: 28.94 feet at 9:15 a.m.; 26 feet; 31.9 feet projected by Saturday evening.
Drayton, N.D.: 28.42 feet at 9 a.m.; 32 feet; 32.2 feet expected by Saturday evening.
Pembina, N.D.: 32.28 feet at 9 a.m.; 42 feet; 42.3 projected by Sunday evening.
Other area rivers
Grafton, N.D. (Park River): 11.32 feet at 9 a.m. and falling; 12 feet; 10.3 feet projected by Friday evening.
Hallock, Minn. (Two Rivers River): 802.98 feet above sea level at 9 a.m.; 802 feet; 804.1 feet projected by Friday evening.
Hillsboro, N.D. (Goose River): 5.35 feet at 7:30 a.m. and falling; 10 feet; crested at 7.25 early Tuesday.
Minto, N.D. (Forest River): 3.67 feet at 9:30 a.m. and falling; 6 feet; 6-foot crest occurred Tuesday.
Neche, N.D. (Pembina River): 18.44 feet at 9:45 a.m.; 18 feet; expected to fall under the flood level by Friday.
Roseau, Minn. (Roseau): 9.26 feet at 9:15 a.m.; 16 feet; Crest of 11.25 occurred early Monday.