As the Red River rises toward a predicted crest of 35 feet, Fargo closed a gap in downtown flood protection on Thursday, April 4.

City workers dropped in temporary aluminum panels to fill a gap in a permanent flood wall. It required the closing over the bridge over the river between Fargo and Moorhead at 1st Ave. North. The panels are just south of Fargo's new city hall along 2nd Street N.

The river was at 28.58 feet as of 3:15 p.m. Thursday. The crest is expected to come Monday.

It's the first time the panels have been put in place. You can watch the process in this video:

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