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Published April 25, 2013, 05:12 PM

As the river stays relatively calm, so does preparation

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - After a slight lull in the action, the flood fight in Fargo will ramp back up tomorrow.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - After a slight lull in the action, the flood fight in Fargo will ramp back up tomorrow.

It was a busy start to the week with road closures and clay levees, but this was a quieter day in the flood fight.

City engineers had to ask contractors to back off since the river is rising so slowly. But at two o'clock tomorrow, 2nd street in downtown Fargo will close for the construction of a large dike.

Nathan Boerboom, Fargo Engineer: "We're building temporary levees in other locations in town right now but our next step is to start getting to these larger levees. We have to wait for the river to rise for stability reasons out on 2nd street."

The city finished sandbag deliveries today. Tomorrow, they kick off the volunteer effort of laying sandbags behind homes.

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