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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Red River of the North at Grand Forks are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Oslo
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 46
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 28
Action Stage: 27
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 54.35 ft on 04/22/1997
(2) 50.20 ft on 04/10/1897
(3) 49.86 ft on 04/14/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 46.07 ft on 04/26/2022
(2) 18.36 ft on 04/14/2021
(3) 47.70 ft on 04/10/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.10 ft on 09/02/1977
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63 Top of the flood walls for the city of Grand Forks.
60 Top of the levee constructed by the Corps of Engineers for the city of Grand Forks.
57 Mallory Bridge closes. (East Grand Forks)
55 Close Business Highway 2 with earthen closures. (East Grand Forks)
54.35 **** Record flood level - 22 April 1997...from floodmarks. ****
53.5 Close Highway 220 with earthen closures. (East Grand Forks)
53 Top of the rails on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Bridge over the Red River.
52.6 Water on Gateway Drive approach to Kennedy Bridge. (Grand Forks)
52 Close railroad at US Highway 2 and Kennedy Bridge with earthen closures.
50.1 Hill St closure to be assembled. (East Grand Forks)
48.5 Second Ave NE at 2nd St NE closure to be constructed. Bygland Road at Murray Bridge closure to be assembled. Murray Bridge closed. (East Grand Forks)
47 Hill St railroad closure and 4th St NW road closure to be assembled. (East Grand Forks)
46.5 Twelfth St NW road closure assembled. Twelfth St NW closed at River Road. (East Grand Forks)
46.2 Water on Demers Ave at Sorlie Bridge. (Grand Forks)
45 Top of the elevation of the low level levee protecting Riverside Park. (Grand Forks)
44.9 Water on East Grand Forks approach to the Point Bridge.
44 River Road and 17th St NW closure to be assembled. River Road/4th St NW closed from 17th St NW to 5th Ave NW. (East Grand Forks)
43.5 Demers Ave closure to be assembled and closed at River St Sorlie Bridge closes. Downtown invisible floodwall to be assembled.
42 Road entering Riverside Park is closed. (Grand Forks)
41.5 Flood gates on English Coulee are closed, pump station and diversion gates are activated. (Grand Forks)
40 MODERATE FLOOD STAGE. Extensive flooding along the greenway. (Grand Forks) Point Bridge closes due to water on approach and Eagles Point Trail Head/Park closes. (East Grand Forks)
38 Flood gates are closed and storm water pumping stations are activated. (Grand Forks)
36.5 River Heights Trail Head and Park closed. (East Grand Forks)
34 Fourth St underpass at Gateway Drive (Hwy 2) closes. (East Grand Forks)
33 Agricultural flooding begins along the Red River of the North between Grand Forks (River Mile 296) and Oslo (River Mile 271).
(1) EGFM5 Downstream
(2) EGFM5 Upstream
(3) EGFM5 Gage

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