River has begun dropping; secondary crest expected Sunday

Courtesy National Weather Service
Courtesy National Weather Service

The Red River at Grand Forks, after an initial crest of 45.4 feet Monday, has begun dropping. It is expected to remain steady or falling for the next few days, then to rise again for a secondary crest on Sunday, April 12, at about 46.5 feet as snowmelt continues.

Flood stage is 28 feet, and the current levels are considered moderate flooding. The expected crest will just enter the major flooding classification. Grand Forks is well-protected by floodwalls and levees, and minimal impact is expected.

The Point and Sorlie Bridges, as well as the Greenway, remain closed until water levels recede. Some rural areas are experiencing flooding, and roads may be closed. Please check road conditions and do not drive on flooded roads.