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West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern, left, and Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland listen as Dilworth Mayor Chad Olson answers a question Thursday in Moorhead. Photo by Dave Wallis / The Forum

Walaker predicts river to crest under 41 feet

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As the region ramps up for major spring flooding, Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker said Thursday he'd be "shocked" if the Red River crested above 41 feet.


Though he downplayed the prediction - "predictions bother me," he said, citing the uncertainty in models - it marks the first time this year Walaker put a number on this spring's flood.

The projection rivals the record 2009 crest of 40.84 feet but falls short of the 42-foot mark officials are preparing for this year.

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