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The 2009 flood became the third-largest event in the history of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks on Monday.

And it may be the second-largest flood event before the Red River hits its crest later this week.

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The Red River first topped the previous third-largest event when the river reading reached 48.83 feet in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

That surpassed the crest of 48.81`feet in 1979.

The river was at 48.88 feet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

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