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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Trinity River has risen five feet since Monday night; making it more than 35 feet high.

Official sin Dallas told CBS 11 News they’re concerned about how much higher it could rise tonight.

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People who understand the concerns of water levels, and appreciate how picturesque the river is took pictures of it Wednesday.

“I’ve been down here three or four times and there’s been photographers here every night since the river’s been up because there are shots we won’t ever see again. I don’t think, well we hope not,” said Susan Stageman.

The head of Dallas’ office of emergency management, Rocky Vaz said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to start releasing more water from both Lakes Lewisville and Grapevine, which are both upstream from downtown Dallas, and flow into the Trinity River.

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Vaz said the Corps might start that process as early as Thursday

The Trinity may rise to more than 41 feet. The Army Corps of Engineers has said this is all part of a delicate balancing act making sure there’s no major flooding. The agency’s flood control system is working as designed.

For now, as long as the flooding isn’t dangerous, people will continue to view the swollen river as somewhat of a tourist attraction.

“From a photographer’s point of view, it looks really pretty — so it’s nice in that regard. But I can see how it’s becoming a problem with all this rain that we’ve been getting,” said Dallas resident Daniel Hersh.

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