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NWS lowers Fargo flood forecast to 35.5 feet, crest expected Wednesday

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FARGO – The Red River here is expected to crest at 35.5 feet Wednesday, according to an updated flood forecast released by the National Weather Service this morning.

That’s a foot and a half lower than the 37-foot crest predicted on Sunday.

A lower crest on the Wild Rice River, which feeds into the Red, has allowed forecasters to lower the crest for the Red even further, the weather service said.

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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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