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Published March 15, 2010, 03:49 PM

Grand Forks Ready For Flood Fight

One of the first steps in preparing for flooding in Grand Forks will be to put the stop logs up at the bridges and the Greenway.

One of the first steps in preparing for flooding in Grand Forks will be to put the stop logs up at the bridges and the Greenway.

The city has them ready to go and is waiting to see how fast the river will rise.

Each bridge has its own trigger point to when the stop logs will be put in place, The Point is at 44-feet, the Sorlie is 47-feet, and the Kennedy is 52-feet.

However city officials will be watching the river. If predictions put the crest right at those trigger points at one or more of the bridges they may hold off. If the crest predictions are substantially higher than the trigger points they will go in sooner and stay in.

"Kevin Dean/GF Public Information officer:"You may not see these stop logs go all the way up to the top of the wall, they may only have to be built up to say three or four or six feet something like that."

The river has risen almost 10-feet in the past 48-hours alone, Dean says if that fast rise continues you're likely to see them go in sooner than later.

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