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Published April 05, 2011, 03:17 PM

Contracted workers build up permanent levees in Lisbon

Lisbon, ND (WDAY TV) - The town of Lisbon is kicking into flood fighting mode as it starts building up its permanent levees.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

24 contracted workers out of Fargo are adding two to four feet of clay to 8-thousand feet of dikes. Work has started in two parts of town, Sandager Park and near Jackson Avenue Bridge.

The levees will protect properties from Sheyenne River flows of about 7-thousand cubic feet per second.

SETH CARLSON - Dakota Underground: “It gets tight in peoples’ backyards. You have to be careful of their wishes and needs and that gets to be the hardest part. Not to invade on their space while trying to protect them at the same time.”

Work is expected to last ten days. The clay will be removed after the flood since this is an Army Corps project.

Ransom County is sending out a call to volunteers to help fill sandbags. It's on Saturday from 9 a-m to 5 p-m. You can just show up to the old shop near the High School in Lisbon. The bags will be for county residents.

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