May 1, 2013, FARGO – The Red River is cresting in Fargo-Moorhead, according to the National Weather Service.In an updated flood outlook released this morning, the weather service says the river will continue to hover around 33.3 feet through the early afternoon, then begin to fall. The river level has been bouncing between 33.22 feet and 33.27 feet since 10:15 p.m. Tuesday. It was at 33.22 feet as of 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, down from 33.25 feet at 6:15 a.m.
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City of Moorhead April 18 status report
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