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Bismarck flood fight: Dike system planned to protect area

May 27, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun

BISMARCK City officials unveiled plans Thursday for a temporary dike system to protect most of south Bismarck against the flooding Missouri River, which could rise another 4 feet in less than a month.
Some rural riverfront neighborhoods were being advised Thursday to evacuate, and the Red Cross opened a shelter at a north Bismarck middle school. The Dakota Zoo, located in a riverside park, was being evacuated.
The Army Corps of Engineers, which has been releasing about 75,000 cubic feet per second of water from the Missouri’s Garrison Dam upstream, increased its scheduled releases Thursday.
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Lane closures planned on I-35W for dike building near rising Minnesota River

March 24, 2011 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Officials will close lanes on northbound Interstate 35-W in Burnsville at 8:30 p.m. Thursday while crews construct a temporary dike on the east side of the freeway.
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OUR OPINION: The 10 most hoped-for words

March 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Now and then, it’s worth remembering that the government can do some things well. The Grand Forks-East Grand Forks flood protection system has to qualify as one. Continue Reading