• WEATHER ALERT Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Second Red River crest expected

March 30, 2009 6:40:10 PM PDT
The commander of North Dakota's National Guard is expecting the Red River to rise again from melting ice and an expected snowstorm. Maj. Gen. David Sprynczynatyk says the snowstorm "does raise a great concern" about adding water to already flooding streams.

The Red River today fell to just under 39 feet at Fargo. That's nearly two feet lower than its crest over the weekend, but city officials have said they won't breathe easy until it falls to 37 feet or lower.

The National Guard has been scrambling to place sheets of plastic over the levees to help them hold up against high waves, expected from the storm. Crashing waves could threaten the dikes.

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