Water creeps up near the bottom of the Veterans Memorial Bridge that separates Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., on May 1. (Associated Press/Dave Kolpack)

The Red River has crested at levels significantly lower than expected near the Canada-U.S. border.

U.S. flood officials had expected the wave of water to reach Manitoba at 50 feet, but levels have peaked at 46 feet at the border at Pembina, North Dakota.

River levels have already started dropping a bit as of Wednesday afternoon, an official with the U.S. National Weather Service told CBC News.

Levels are expected to stay consistent for a few days, the official added.

The Manitoba government has downgraded its flood predictions for the Red, which forecasters originally believed would cause major flooding this spring.

The river has already been receding in North Dakota, where it crested last week in Fargo and Grand Forks.