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Red River drops to minor flood stage in Fargo

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Red River drops to minor flood stage in Fargo
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

FARGO - The Red River at Fargo dropped to minor flood stage Sunday night, but it's not expected to settle back into its banks until at least late May and possibly June.

The river fell below its moderate flood stage of 25 feet between 9 and 10 p.m. Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

At its current rate of descent, and barring any precipitation, the river should fall below flood stage of 18 feet by the end of May, said Tom Grafenauer, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. Precipitation could push that back into early or mid-June, he said.

The Red River at Fargo has been above flood stage since March 20.

The Sheyenne River remains at moderate flood stage at Harwood and Kindred.

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