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Published September 19, 2009, 12:00 AM

Clay used to top Valley City dikes being removed

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a construction company a $1.8 million contract to remove clay put atop Valley City dikes earlier this year to provide extra protection against Sheyenne River flooding.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a construction company a $1.8 million contract to remove clay put atop Valley City dikes earlier this year to provide extra protection against Sheyenne River flooding.

The contract was awarded to Valley City-based Swanberg Construction Inc. Work is expected to be completed within 45 days.

The corps says the clay does not meet its standards for permanent flood protection and emergency dikes generally are not mean to be permanent.

“The clay is not to standard, the base is not wide enough, there are compaction standards they (the dikes) don’t meet,” corps district manager Shelly Shafer told the city in May.


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