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Published March 18, 2010, 09:40 AM

Valley City Scraps Sandbagging Plans

Valley City has scrapped plans to start sandbagging.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) - Valley City has scrapped plans to start

sandbagging.

City officials had planned to start sandbagging operations

Wednesday but changed their minds when the Sheyenne River began

dropping.

Mayor Mary Lee Nielson says the river will not be anywhere near

major flood stage, though a flood warning continues for the area.

Last year the river hit a record level in the city at 20.6 feet.

The National Weather Service predicts that this year it will rise

to near minor flood stage of 15 feet Friday morning.

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