Projected Crest Of Red River Drops

FARGO, N.D. (March 19, 2010)--The projected crest of the Red River at Fargo, N.D., has dropped a half-foot, which is good news for a city whose residents are braced for flooding.

The National Weather Service revised its projection Friday to show the Red at 37.5 feet above the flood stage by Sunday morning, down from an earlier forecast of 38 feet.

Spokesman Mark Frazier said models suggest water levels should decline slowly but steadily after the crest, though flooding from the river could continue to threaten homes and roads much of next week.

He said it's doubtful that another flood this large will happen in the Fargo area this season, though heavy spring rains could cause temporary bumps because the land will remain saturated for a while.

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