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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/The Forum)

Sandbagging a 'massive effort'

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FARGO - 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.

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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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