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Mike Schultz, a surveyor for the city of Fargo, on Thursday marks the height that a 41-foot flood would reach on Oak Street. Crews will build a temporary levee at that height along the street. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Fargo, Moorhead gear up for sandbagging operations


A "massive effort" to fill and stack more than 1 million sandbags in backyards and atop earthen dikes before March 28 gets under way today as Fargo prepares for a major flood.

Moorhead, too, is gearing up for the flood battle, and the city announced Thursday it will provide residents with sand and sandbags. The city is also helping to coordinate a volunteer center that will operate Saturday.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.