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No firm crest prediction yet as Fargo flood fight set to begin

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FARGO – Sandbagging efforts will begin here today as city leaders want to build levees up to 40 feet to prepare for a river crest late next week between 38 and 40 feet.

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The Red River is expected to hit 38 feet Thursday, according to an updated forecast released by the National Weather Service on Thursday afternoon.

The new seven-day forecast said the crest of the river is still more than a week away.

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Erik Burgess
Erik Burgess covers city and county government for The Forum. He started as the paper's night reporter in 2012, after graduating from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn. He was born and raised in Grand Forks, N.D., and also spent time interning at the Grand Forks Herald.  Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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