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Most river levels below flood stage

After weeks of carefully watching river levels across the valley, area residents can breathe a sigh of relief. Because after today, all river levels along the Red River, as well as many other area rivers, should be below flood stage.

After weeks of carefully watching river levels across the valley, area residents can breathe a sigh of relief. Because after today, all river levels along the Red River, as well as many other area rivers, should be below flood stage.

As of Wednesday evening, the only area along the northern portion of the Red River still considered above flood stage was Drayton, N.D. The river was at 33.22 feet and slowly falling at 7 p.m. Flood stage at Drayton is 32 feet, but the National Weather Service predicted the river to fall below flood stage by tonight.

The river levels at Pembina, N.D., Oslo, Minn., and Fargo all were considered "near flood stage" but none of those areas had water levels on the rise. However, the Red River at Fargo could rise again before finally falling below flood stage for good, according to the weather service.

- Ali Rude

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