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Published March 15, 2010, 10:00 AM

Jamestown Flood Fight

The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that Jamestown and LaMoure build emergency levees similar to the ones put up last year.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is

recommending that Jamestown and LaMoure build emergency levees

similar to the ones put up last year.

The corps has raised its estimate of releases from the Jamestown

and Pipestem reservoirs into the James River, after rain upstream

of the dams last week.

Clay and sandbag dikes were used to battle flooding last spring

in Jamestown. The city also had problems with its sanitary sewer

system.

Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist says residents

should be aware of the situation but shouldn't panic. He says it

should be less of a challenge to prepare this year because of the

work done last year.

A public meeting is scheduled 7 p.m. Tuesday at Jamestown High

School. A meeting is set in the LaMoure school on Monday night.

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