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Published May 06, 2013, 05:18 PM

Flood protection is starting to come down

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Lower river levels mean the city can start taking down flood protection. And Fargo has all contractors in place to start the work.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Lower river levels mean the city can start taking down flood protection. And Fargo has all contractors in place to start the work.

Most of the flood protections should start coming down by Wednesday and good news for drivers, the 2nd street levee is already coming down. The City of Fargo will spend nearly 533,000 dollars taking down all clay levees, trap bags, and sandbags.

Three different contractors were hired to remove all temporary flood protection. The price tag to remove the 2nd street dike is 269 thousand.

The clay levees at Lindenwood and Oak Street North will cost 131 thousand.

To remove all the trap bags, the city will pay 82 thousand, and for all the sandbags to be removed it will cost about 40 to 60 thousand dollars.

Homeowners can expect crews to be clearing sandbags from neighborhoods in the coming days.

April Walker, a Fargo Engineer, says, "either from the berm in front of the housing, the used sandbags, or from the backyards, we do have some homeowners who already pulled the bags out to the front yard and have them sitting on the berm, so this contractor would pick those up from the front yard, in addition this contract where we do have the right to enter has signed right of entry, we will be going in and removing them from the backyard."

All of these companies are responsible for removal and clean up work.

And have 8 to 10 days to remove all flood protection.

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