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Published April 28, 2009, 12:00 AM

Dike removal to start soon in Moorhead

Moorhead City Manager Michael Redlinger said Monday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to sign contracts soon that will launch dike removal work.

By: forum staff reports, INFORUM

Moorhead City Manager Michael Redlinger said Monday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to sign contracts soon that will launch dike removal work.

When that happens, sandbag dikes will go before clay dikes are removed, a change from what was earlier discussed, Redlinger said.

Sandbag removal will be done on a 12-hour schedule, while removal of clay dikes will go 24 hours a day to make the best use of heavy machinery.

Also Monday, Redlinger said Moorhead’s Clean-up Week will go on as scheduled next week.

Because dike removal work will likely be unfinished, Redlinger said any property owner who can’t get cleanup items to the street by the appointed day will have their items picked up later.

Redlinger also said the city would work with property owners to pick up items damaged by the flood on a schedule that accommodates property owners.

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