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Crest Predictions

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The highest water from the Des Lacs River has moved past Foxholm and, it appears, Burlington. But that surge of water is combining with local runoff to bring crests soon downstream on the Mouse River.

Here are the latest projections - beginning west of Sherwood where new releases from Canadian dams along with local runoff are combining to cause as expected crest of 22.5 feet on Saturday - about a foot higher than the crest hit early in April.

At Foxholm, the crest has passed and the Des Lacs River is expected to drop off quickly - and should be below flood stage by morning.

The level at Burlington is also dropping, although the Weather Service does not provide a forecast for Burlington.

At the Boy Scout Bridge, west of Minot, a crest of 15.1 feet is expected tomorrow. That's more than a foot higher than the crest a few weeks ago.

In the city of Minot, the crest appears to have been reached early this morning, a little more than two feet below flood stage.

At Logan, it appears the crest was reached this afternoon at 36.4 feet - the 7th highest crest on record at Logan.

At Sawyer, the Mouse is expected to creep into 'moderate' flood stage tomorrow, hitting 24.5 feet, the 4th highest crest on record.

In Velva, the river is expected to rise another few inches, topping out at 1507.2 tomorrow morning, the 7th highest crest on record.

In Towner, the Mouse should climb to 56.4 feet on Thursday - the 4th highest crest on record.

East of Bantry, the crest projection is 14.2 feet - major flood territory and the 3rd highest crest on record.

Near Karlsruhe, the Wintering River is projected to reach 8.1 feet on Wednesday.

And near Willow City, Willow Creek is expected to hit 12.3 feet on Thursday.

With Sherwood projected to hit a new season high in a few days, it remains to be seen if other places along the Mouse River will also see higher crests as Canadian water is flushed through the system, or if Lake Darling will hold back enough water to keep us from getting higher levels.

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