Some Greenway facilities in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks close because of high water
Closing facilities might be a hassle, but it’s necessary for public safety reasons.
GRAND FORKS – Water levels are up on the Red and Red Lake rivers, and that means several facilities along the Greenway in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are closed until further notice.
In a news release Thursday afternoon, Greenway staff said the dog park in Lincoln Drive Park, river accesses and all of the lower trails in the Greenway are closed until further notice.
Closing facilities might be a hassle, but it’s necessary for public safety reasons, the news release indicated.
The Red River in Grand Forks was at 31.14 feet at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, about 3 feet over minor flood stage of 28 feet. Current projections from the National Weather Service call for the river to crest at 33.5 feet at 7 a.m. Saturday and remain at that level through late Sunday morning, before beginning a slow decline. The river will drop to just above flood stage Thursday morning, April 21, based on current projections, the NWS said.