FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ National Weather Service figures show that the Red River flood threat in North Dakota and Minnesota appears to have passed.
The river reached 46 feet on Wednesday at a gauge near the Canadian border before starting to fall. Weather service measurements Saturday afternoon showed that the Red had dropped to 45.41 feet at Pembina, the northernmost city on the river.
The north-flowing Red River splits North Dakota and Minnesota before heading into Canada.
Federal, state and local experts have started preliminary damage assessments for flooding to determine whether Gov. Jack Dalrymple will ask for a presidential disaster declaration.