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Published March 22, 2009, 12:00 AM

Photo Gallery: Saturday's flood fighting efforts (March 21, 2009)

Aerial views and efforts by volunteers on the ground


Thousands of sandbags are stockpiled for distribution Saturday outside the Fargo city garage where volunteers are filling them. Dave Wallis / The Forum

  • Thousands of sandbags are stockpiled for distribution Saturday outside the Fargo city garage where volunteers are filling them. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Members of North Dakota Air and Army National Guard units fill sandbags Saturday at Fargo’s city garage. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Workers use backhoes to fill dump trucks with clay southwest of the new Wal-Mart development in Fargo as they haul clay to the areas east of Rose Creek for several diking operations that were going on Saturday in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • The height of the clay dike on Second Street North in Fargo is shown Saturday in comparison to Jim O’Meara of Northern Improvement.<br /><br />The dike is being built between the Red River and Fargo City Hall. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • A loop of the Red River near 32nd Avenue South in Fargo begins to show water building up in a low spot Saturday. Ice still covers most of the Red River in the area. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • An area west of 25th Street South in Fargo that was excavated last year is retaining snow melt Saturday. The dirt and clay that was removed from the site was used to build up the 52nd Avenue South overpass area at the intersection of I-29. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • A ribbon of ice shows the normal channel of the Red River as it still remains mostly intact between Fargo and Wahpeton, N.D., Saturday. Water from melting snow is starting to pool in the oxbow loops of the river as the edges of the ice are starting to break apart. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Nick Guttormson of the North Dakota Air National Guard tosses a filled sandbag onto a truck as he and other members of the Air and Army Guard units worked in Fargo to fill bags. Dave Wallis / The Forum