FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The Red River has crested in Fargo, N.D., and begun to fall without doing major damage.
The National Weather Service says the river topped out at just under 37 feet, or 19 feet over flood stage on Sunday afternoon. That is well below the city's flood defenses.
The Red spilled from its banks early in the week due to runoff from a rapid snowmelt. But damage was limited mostly to areas right along the river and to rural areas in western Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.
City officials say they'll wait until the river falls several more feet before dismantling their temporary dikes and levees. Barring major storms, that's expected by next weekend.
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