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Red River at Greater Grand Forks remains steady slightly below 46 feet

On April 26, the National Weather Service lowered the predicted crest of the Red River to 46 feet

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Screenshot from the East Grand Forks bridge camera facing the Sorlie Bridge.
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GRAND FORKS — The Red River at the Greater Grand Forks area sat at 45.6 feet as of Wednesday morning and is expected to decline slightly by the end of the day.

On Tuesday, April 27, the National Weather Service lowered the expected crest level of the Red River to 46 feet, which is considered a major flood stage, after originally projecting the river to crest at 48.5 feet within the week.

Greg Gust, with the National Weather Service, said the river level in the Greater Grand Forks area is holding slightly below 46 feet for now.

While rain is expected later in the week, Gust said it is still unknown how much of an impact the precipitation would have on the Red River level in Grand Forks and north.

“Anything coming in from Friday into Saturday or Sunday is not yet in the river modeling system,” Gust said. “At this point we’re still holding back from putting that in there because of the huge degree of uncertainty.”


Ranier residents sandbagging homes and cabins as lakes and rivers flood over their banks.

In Oslo, the Red River sat at 37.47 feet, as of Wednesday morning. It is expected to crest at 37.6 feet late Wednesday night into Thursday.

In Pembina, the Red River is still rising and was at 45.03 feet as of Wednesday morning. It is expected to crest at 49.3 feet by late Tuesday next week.

Related Topics: FLOODING
Meghan Arbegast grew up in Security-Widefield, Colorado. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from North Dakota State University in Fargo, in 2021.

Arbegast wrote for The Spectrum, NDSU's student newspaper, for three years and was Head News Editor for two years. She was an intern with University Relations her last two semesters of college.

Arbegast covers news pertaining to the city of Grand Forks/East Grand Forks including city hall coverage.

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