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Sandbag Season Has Fargo Thinking of a Better Way

Matt Ball on April 3, 2013 - in Emergency

Just last fall, the reservoirs and rivers here in the Red River Valley were so low from drought that Mayor Dennis R. Walaker of Fargo was concerned that the faucets and shower heads in his city would run dry. Now, Fargo residents are bracing for water that is expected to come rushing over those once-parched riverbanks.

The people here have yearned for years for permanent protection to alleviate the back-straining and uncertainty of sandbagging and erecting clay dikes. There is some hope on that front.

Read more in the New York Times

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