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Published March 21, 2013, 06:08 PM

Oxbow hoping to avoid flood conditions like 2009

Oxbow, ND (WDAY TV) - A community hit hard by the 2009 flood is hoping added protection will prevent that this time around.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Oxbow, ND (WDAY TV) - A community hit hard by the 2009 flood is hoping added protection will prevent that this time around.

In 2009, Oxbow saw major flooding as every street filled with water. When they rebuilt, they added a series of storm sewers and dikes to protect the town up to two feet over the 2009 level. Now, that new system will be tested by the rising water.

Jim Nyhof, Oxbow Mayor: "We know when we have to shut systems off and have backup. It's not going to be easy, it's going to be work. But it's very do-able and the city is very protect-able now."

Two homes and the golf course clubhouse will still need sandbag dikes.

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