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A second crest expected in Fargo

The Red River is expected to rise once again in parts of northern North Dakota.

The crest has been predicted to rise up to 38 or 40 feet later this week. That spike is expected Thursday, Friday or Saturday, said hydrologist Mike DeWeese in an interview with the Star Tribune. "We're hopeful that it will remain on the lower end," DeWeese said. "We'll take a closer look" today and revise the projection as needed.

Residents are preparing for the event by continuing to sandbag and even evacuation certain situations. However, many officials are staying optimistic.

It is unusual to have two independent crests in a single spring flood season, DeWeese said.

According to a flood update in the Inforum, about 250 vounteers turned out at Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead this morning to help fill sandbags, but officials there say they could use another 250 volunteers. Volunteers should report to the college, park on the south side and register as a volunteer inside.