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Bill Gibbs

In Drayton, ND how much of the Dam wall is showing in other words how high is the water? Is the public launch in town and at the Dam open? Am planning my trip to the Red and need the info.

Is Catfish Haven still operating?

Thanks

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You can get river level information at this address and also area contacts.

http://www.prairiepublic.org/features/riverwatch/index.html

RIVER FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA/GRAND FORKS

920 AM CDT MON JUL 23 2001

...HEAVY RAINS ACROSS THE AREA THE PAST WEEK HAVE CAUSED THE RED
RIVER AT FARGO TO RISE SLIGHTLY ABOVE FLOOD STAGE...

THIS FORECAST IS FOR A 5 DAY PERIOD...THE HIGHEST STAGE INDICATED MAY
NOT REFLECT THE CREST FOR THIS FLOOD EVENT. FORECASTS ARE UPDATED
DAILY AND STAGE VALUES WILL CHANGE AS NEW WEATHER AND RIVER
INFORMATION IS USED.THIS FORECAST INCLUDES ANY FORECASTED
PRECIPITATION THROUGH 7 AM TUESDAY.

FLOOD OBSERVED DAILY 7AM STAGE FORECAST
LOCATION STAGE STAGE TUE WED THU FRI SAT

RED RIVER
FARGO 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.1 17.0 16.9 16.8
REMAIN NEARLY STEADY THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION.

Backwater Eddy......><,,>


[This message has been edited by Backwater Eddy (edited 07-24-2001).]

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