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Published April 28, 2014, 06:15 PM

The Red River should crest this Friday at moderate flood stage

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo: get ready for flood season!

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Fargo: get ready for flood season!

After this weekend's rain, our hopes for a dry spring are washing down the Red.

The Red River should crest this Friday at moderate flood stage.

We don't have to worry about emergency flood protection, at least not yet.

But after rush hour: city workers will start shutting down Elm Street between 14th and 15th Avenue North in Fargo.

It's usually the first flood prep step each flood season.

After a wet weekend the National Weather Service announced the Red River in Fargo will crest at 25 point 7 feet by this Friday- you can already see it rising.

Right now it's creeping above the 17 feet mark, so Public Works employees are putting the wheels in motion to make sure they're ready.

They'll start with Elm Street and begin closing river gates and activating lift stations.

Ben Dow/Fargo Public Works: “looks like our forecast will give us relief, and we'll see some dry weather through Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This will help settle us down. a 25-foot flood level is not uncommon for us - even mid-summer.”

After Elm Street closes, crews will likely shut down The North Broadway Bridge when the Red reaches between 22 and 23 feet.

The river should drop to minor flood stage by Sunday.

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