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Published June 28, 2013, 05:10 PM

A permanent levee may prevent fields from flooding in Fargo

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Fargo Parks are taking a blow from the heavy rainfall this week.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Fargo Parks are taking a blow from the heavy rainfall this week.

A couple of feet of water is still standing on Mickelson field in North Fargo. It caused the cancellation of some softball and baseball games.

This should be the last year Mickelson deals with severe flooding. Dirt is up there right now, and the city is building a permanent levee that'll go around some of the diamonds.

Roger Gress with Fargo Parks says, "and then there will be 4 fields left down there and those fields won't flood anymore unless the city needs that for storm water retention for a quick 4, 6 or 7 hours where the water comes in and goes out."

That permanent levee will be used as a sledding hill in the winter, just like Dike West.

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