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Red River crest in Fargo pegged at 37 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday

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As the Red River reached major flood stage here on Sunday, the National Weather Service lowered its predicted peak to 37 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday – and Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said he believes it will crest even lower than that.

The Wild Rice River, a key tributary in how the north-flowing Red floods in Fargo, was contributing less than expected because of more snowmelt sinking into the soil and less runoff, the weather service said.

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