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National Guard personnel walk in the high icy floodwater Saturday near Fargo as they try to evacuate residents.

Flood update: Red River levels still dropping - slowly

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FARGO, N.D. -- The Red River is still above previous record heights in Fargo, but the swollen river is retreating - slowly.

According to the National Weather Service, the Red River was measured at 40.2 feet at 6:15 a.m. Sunday. That's down from 40.33 feet at 2 a.m. Sunday and the record reading of 40.82 at 12:15 a.m. Saturday. The river stood at 40.15 feet at 8:15 Sunday morning. The previous record crest was 40.1 feet in 1897.

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