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A clay levee is built higher along Chautauqua Boulevard on Friday in Valley City. David Samson / The Forum

Valley City fights record flooding along Sheyenne River; Fargo sends 400,000 sandbags west

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. - Contractors and residents here are in a race to add a foot and a half to their levees to protect the area against what is expected to be a record crest of 21.2 to 21.5 feet on the Sheyenne River by Tuesday.

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That's at least half a foot higher than the 20.69-foot record crest of 2009 in Valley City.

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