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Published March 13, 2010, 08:44 PM

Fargo Flood-Fight Underway

Fargo officials say the city is in full flood-fighting mode.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Fargo officials say the city is in full

flood-fighting mode.

City officials gathered Saturday morning to assess the flood

threat. The Red River at Fargo has risen into a minor flood stage.

Mayor Dennis Walaker says residents need to know "this is the

real thing." He urges them not to procrastinate on flood measures.

For Fargo officials, putting up clay levees in vulnerable parts

of the city is a priority. But contractors say the soil is too wet

for their equipment.

Sanbags were being filled Saturday, but county administrator Pat

Zavoral says more volunteers are needed. The city will likely begin

distributing sandbags next week.

The river in Fargo-Moorhead is expected to rise more than 10

feet in the next week and cause moderate flooding.

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