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A military truck carrying a load of sandbags travels west across the Rainbow Bridge on Wednesday in Valley City. Photo by David Samson / The Forum

Valley City: 'We're on top of it' -- City prepares for near-record flooding

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. - Dump trucks zipped back and forth here Wednesday as contractors raised clay levees in anticipation of near-record flooding on the Sheyenne River.


Mayor Bob Werkhoven said he's confident the city is prepared for the river to reach its peak today, which is expected to be 2 feet higher than initially predicted.

"We're on top of it, but it was a quick adjustment," Werkhoven said.

The Sheyenne River was at 20.52 feet as of 9:45 p.m. Wednesday.

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