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2nd Street Dike Finished in Fargo

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Crews worked round the clock this weekend to finish the final and one of the largest dikes in this 2013 flood fight.

Around 28,000 cubic yards of clay was used from two different Fargo barrow sites to build the 2nd St. dike. Engineers call for construction of the dike when the Red River reaches 30 Ft. or major flood stage which happened last night.

Since last Monday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Fargo have worked to build 19.44 miles of new levees and dikes, including clay, sandbags and trapbags.

City engineers were able to lower the protection height of clay and sandbag levees from 44ft. to 41 & 42ft. in Fargo after lower crest predictions were released by the National Weather Service.

Many roads now remain closed as several dikes overtake roadways and certain roads are already flooded out. 2nd Street North is now closed from 1st - 5th Ave. and 2nd Street South is Closed from Main Ave. - 4th St. Along with the 1st Ave. North bridge over the Red River.

Below is a list of closures from the City of Fargo as the river continues to rise:

Stage (ft) 
Street Location Responsibility Reason
18'  Elm St 14th - 15th Ave N  Fargo Flood
24' North Broadway North of 37th Ave  Fargo/Clay Flood
25' 9th Ave/N River Rd Mickelson Field  Park Board/Fargo Flood
28' 12th Ave N Red River Bridge Fargo/Moorhead/Bridge Co Flood
30' 2nd St N 1st - 5th Ave Fargo Dike
31' 2nd St S Main Ave - 4th St Fargo Dike
33' Lower Terrace At Elm St Fargo Flood
34' Oak St 8th - 11th Ave N Fargo Dike
34' 1st Ave N Red River Bridge Fargo/Moorhead Dike
35' South Terrace 125 South Terrace Fargo Dike
36' 15th Ave N At Elm St Fargo Floodwall
36' 14th Ave N Oak - Elm St Fargo Dike
39' 48th/49th Ave S South Acres Fargo Flood
Overland flooding 52nd Ave S Drain 53 ND DOT/Fargo


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