WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-green01, ww color green

Local

Red River Close To Cresting In Fargo-Moorhead Area

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Why Is Edward Moody Wearing A Headband?
  2. 4 Things To Know For July 24, 2014
  3. Chris Pratt Proves French Braid Cred During Interview
  4. WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Drive-In
  5. The Lowdown: Moto-i To Appear On Cooking Channel Tonight

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Red River appeared close to reaching its peak in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., after the National Weather Service dropped its crest forecast for the third straight day.

The weather service on Tuesday afternoon adjusted the anticipated peak of the river to 33.3 feet, down from the 35.5-foot estimate that came out Monday and the 37-foot projection that was issued on Sunday.

The river begins flooding at 18 feet but few structures are affected until 38 feet.

The river was measured at 33.15 feet at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Richard Thomas says people in his neighborhood south of Fargo are relieved that the river is about to crest. He says it could have been much worse with a faster warm-up and spring storms.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus