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A portion of the Chippewa River is pictured in this March 16, 2010, file photo as it rises earlier than expected in the Smith Addition of Montevideo. The Montevideo City Council taken extra steps this year to decrease the impact of potential flooding this spring. Some have predicted floodwaters may reach the marks of those in the 1997 and 2001 historic flood events. Tribune photo

Montevideo prepares for flood needs with pumps, sandbags

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MONEVIDEO -- Concerns about the potential for spring flooding led Montevideo City Council members to order extra pumps and sandbags.

During its meeting Monday, the City Council planned to award a $35,629.83 quote for a Thompson Pump but opted to order three of them instead. The diesel powered pumps are used to de-water areas behind levees.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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