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The flooded Thompson, ND, bridge holds back a field of ice Monday. Herald photo by Eric Hylden.

No 'silver bullet' solution to Red River ice jams

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There is "no 'right' way" to deal with river ice, "no silver bullet" to prevent jams before a flood, one of the nation's leading authorities on ice jams said Monday.

Kate White, a hydraulic engineer with the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H., arrived in Fargo on Monday, part of a team assembled by the Army Corps of Engineers to track the formation and movement of ice in the Red River flood.

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