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Published April 30, 2013, 05:54 PM

Flood fight in Clay County is coming to a halt

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The flood fight in Clay County is coming to a halt. With areas currently well protected.

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- The flood fight in Clay County is coming to a halt. With areas currently well protected.

With earlier forecasts, officials were planning for the worst.

Now, they're looking forward to, what seems like, a safe week.

Here in Clay County there are still about 20 roads closed because of high water, but officials say all of the neighborhoods should still be safe.

Bryan Green- Clay Co. Emergency Services: "All of our operations are basically at a stand still."

So far the county has only spent about 100-thousand dollars to protect against what originally was predicted to be a record flood.

Paying for labor and street equipment to close roads.

But no sandbags or temporary dikes necessary.

Neighborhoods that have been hit hard before, like Oakport and Georgetown, are in good shape, even without any sandbags or dikes.

Green: "They were ready to go and get everything done, but didn't have to do that so that's a great thing. The weather service again, this was kind of uncharted territory for them."

The county will continue to monitor water levels.

Clay County officials say they may remove the state of emergency, as early as next week.

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