Red River Crests But Fargo, Moorhead Residents Brace For More Flooding Residents of Fargo are breathing a collective sigh of relief, at least for now. The Red River has crested at just over a record 40 feet. That's below the 43-foot level forecasters said was possible a few days ago. Still, forecasters say the water level could rise again.
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River Crests, But More Flooding Threatens

Residents of Fargo are breathing a collective sigh of relief, at least for now. The Red River has crested at just over a record 40 feet. That's below the 43-foot level forecasters said was possible a few days ago.

Still, forecasters say the water level could rise again. Residents are taking no chances.

They're continuing to reinforce the 43-foot high walls of sandbags they've built around the river in hopes of protecting their nearby homes.

Sunday morning, the river briefly breached a dike and flooded buildings at a school campus.