SHOCKING DEVELOPMENT: Red River crest in Fargo raised to 42 feet, could even hit 43 feet
In a stunning blow, the National Weather Service has raised the crest prediction to between 41 and 42 feet and potentially as high as 43 feet for the Red River at Fargo-Moorhead by Saturday.
The weather service said the crest could continue for three to seven days.
The service's Web site shows the river hitting 42 feet late Saturday. The current record is 40.1 feet in 1897.
Fargo and Moorhead had been racing to add another foot to their dikes, trying to build them up to 43 feet to prepare for a crest of 41 feet by Saturday, after the weather service bumped up the crest from 40 feet on Tuesday.
The crest, once it reaches Fargo, could continue for three to seven days, according to the weather service.