Posted at 4:55 PM on April 5, 2011
by Jon Gordon
The Crow at Delano is now projected to crest at 20 feet on April 9; yesterday the forecast was for a crest of 21.2 feet.
Crest estimates for the Crow at Mayer and Rockford have also been pulled back.
The Forum had chided city leaders recently for holding back on making the plan public. There's also been concern that the police may be so stretched that officers may be unable to enforce a mandatory evacuation.
Flood defenses will reach about 44 feet in Fargo-Moorhead, still higher than what's expected on Sunday. The National Weather Service is talking about a "crest range of 39 to 41 feet" Sunday or Monday, depending on the weekend weather.
And, just in case you need to brush up, NDSU also has a helpful video on how to build a sandbag dike.
While the weather service projections extend until Monday, April 11, they are not crest predictions or forecasts.
- Wild Rice River at Hendrum, Minn.: 25.53 feet at noon Monday; projected moderate flood stage, 28 feet, Wednesday or Thursday; major flood stage, 32 feet, by late Saturday; 32.8 feet by next Monday morning.
- Red River at Halstad, Minn.: 25.7 feet at 3:30 p.m. Monday; projected to reach flood stage of 26 feet sometime Monday or early today; moderate stage, 32 feet, by early Thursday; major stage, 37.5 feet, by late Friday; 39.7 feet by next Monday.
- Marsh River at Shelly, Minn.: 12.27 feet at 3:30 p.m., Monday; projected flood stage, 14 feet, by Wednesday afternoon; moderate stage, 20.0 feet, by late Thursday; 22.5 feet, just under major stage, by Friday or Saturday.
- Sand Hill River at Climax, Minn.: 12.74 feet at 3 p.m. Monday; projected flood stage, 20 feet, by late Thursday; moderate stage, 25 feet, by late Saturday; 28.7 feet by next Monday. Major flood stage is 30 feet.
- Red Lake River at Crookston: 17.78 feet at 3 p.m. Monday; projected to surpass 21 feet by Wednesday, then level off below 22 feet. Moderate stage is 23 feet.
- Red River at Thompson, N.D.: The river has risen about four feet since Saturday, to 41.36 feet at 3:15 p.m. Monday. No further projections are listed.
- Red River at Grand Forks: 33.56 feet at 3:30 p.m. Monday; projected to surpass moderate flood stage of 40 feet by late Wednesday or early Thursday; to major stage of 46 feet by Saturday or Sunday; to 47.9 feet by next Monday.
- Red River at Oslo, Minn.: 31.47 feet at 3:15 p.m. Monday; projected to continue to climb by about a foot or less per day, reaching 36.1 feet by Sunday or next Monday. Major flood stage is 36 feet.
- Snake River above Warren, Minn., diversion: 68.04 feet at 3:45 p.m. Monday, rising nearly 3 feet since Saturday; projected to reach 68.1 feet overnight and remaining near that level before beginning to slowly recede by Wednesday. Moderate flood stage is 71 feet.
- Snake River at Alvarado, Minn.: 104.35 feet at 3:30 p.m. Monday; projected to reach flood stage (106 feet) by Wednesday; reaching 106.5 feet by Thursday.
- Park River at Grafton, N.D.: 9.44 feet at 3 p.m. Monday; projected to reach flood stage, 12 feet, overnight Saturday; nearing moderate stage, 13.5 feet, by Sunday or Monday.
- Red River at Drayton, N.D.: 32.12 feet at 3:45 p.m. Monday; projected to reach moderate stage, 38 feet, overnight Saturday; reaching 39.4 feet by Monday. Major flood stage is 42 feet.
- Two River at Hallock, Minn.: 805.85 feet at 3 p.m. Monday; projected to reach 808 feet by Thursday, then beginning to level off. Moderate flood stage is 806 feet; major, 810 feet.
- Roseau River at Roseau, Minn.: 13.48 feet at 3:30 p.m. Monday; projected to climb to just under flood stage of 16 feet by the weekend.
- Red River at Pembina, N.D.: 37.72 feet at 3:30 p.m. Monday; projected to reach flood stage, 42 feet, by late Thursday; reaching 46 feet, just under moderate flood stage of 47 feet, by next Monday.