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Heavy equipment was called in to build dikes. The Red River is forecast to rise 10 feet this week due to warm temperatures, snow melt and rain.

FLOOD UPDATE: Fargo "going into full flood-fighting mode," signs off on $1.2 million worth of levee work, equipment

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In a morning meeting fraught with a sense of urgency, the Fargo City Commission signed off on almost $1.2 million worth of clay levee work and alternative flood protection equipment.

Work on three levees will start as early as Sunday and Monday, said Fargo City Engineer Mark Bittner. The city decided to hold off on a fourth project, in North Oaks, because wet, soft soils pose a risk of damage to the foundations of adjacent properties.

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