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Published March 24, 2009, 12:00 AM

Photo Gallery: Spring Flood photos (March 24, 2009)


West Fargo High school students help with sandbagging efforts at the home of John Bertel on River Drive in south Fargo. David Samson/The Forum

  • West Fargo High school students help with sandbagging efforts at the home of John Bertel on River Drive in south Fargo. David Samson/The Forum
  • Heavy equipment is used to build an earthen dike Tuesday morning near 40th Avenue South in Fargo. David Samson/The Forum
  • An earthen dike is built Tuesday morning along the river near 40th Avenue South in Fargo. David Samson/The Forum
  • Dallas Laney moves sandbag pallets from his home with the help of Sgt. Jennifer Coddington and Spc. Demetrous Few on Tuesday along River Drive and 40th Avenue South in Fargo. David Samson /The Forum
  • High school students help place sandbags Tuesday at homes on River drive in south Fargo. David Samson/The Forum
  • Jackie Anderson passes out hot dogs to sandbaggers while Amy Breimeier offers condiments Tuesday in their Oxbow neighborhood. David Samson/The Forum
  • Neighbors gather to fill sandbags as part of the community effort Tuesday morning in Oxbow. David Samson/The Forum
  • Residents in the Oxbow neighborhood work to fill and distribute sandbags Tuesday morning. David Samson/The Forum
  • The earthen dike located near the Red River along Dale Avenue and Third Street South in Moorhead is topped off with sandbags Tuesday. David Samson/The Forum
  • Sand is dumped along Dale Avenue South in Moorhead to be used for sandbags to top off the earthen dike near the Red River. David Samson/The Forum
  • Volunteers form a line Tuesday near the intersection of 10th Street and 41st Avenue North to help sandbag in the Riverwood section of Fargo. The volunteers will be working through the night to build the dike to 42 feet. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Trucks unload dirt and clay Tuesday to build up a dike off 10th Street North near the Cass County Road 20 bridge. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Neighborhood workers pile sandbags around the Schell home in the hope of holding back the floodwaters of the Red River seen close behind them Tuesday in Fargo. Associated Press
  • Volunteer sandbaggers take a breather after working in the mud and rain Tuesday to protect a neighborhood along the Red River in Fargo near Highway 20. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Patrick Murphy, 16, rides his snowmobile Tuesday across a flooded ditch near his home along Minnesota Highway 9 south of Ada. David Samson / The Forum
  • Lee Schauer squeegees water toward a drain on the floor of his basement at 927 4th St. S. Tuesday in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Mike Larson gave up sandbagging around his Oakport Township home Tuesday and called a contractor to dig up his yard to form a ring dike around his home to protect it from the rising floodwaters that will be arriving in his location soon. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • A long line of volunteers work in light rain and mud to pass sandbags as they build a dike along the Red River to protect homes on 10th Street North near Highway 20 on Tuesday in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Life jackets surround the rails of a house on Rivershore Drive. The house faces a dike that is being constructed in the south Moorhead neighborhood. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Sandbaggers form a line about 150 yards long alone the Horn Park dike near Rivershore Drive in south Moorhead. The volunteers are building the current dike up another 2 feet to make it stand at 42 feet. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Alex Jacobson of Casselton, N.D., is covered in mud as he passes sandbags down the line of volunteers Tuesday as a dike is built along the Red River to protect homes in the 10th Street North, Fargo, neighborhood near Highway 20. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Volunteers work in mud Tuesday as they form a line to pass sandbags to protect a north Fargo neighborhood. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Floodwaters from the Missouri River surrounds a home Tuesday in the Fox Island neighborhood of Bismarck. Associated Press
  • A canoe sits in icy water Tuesday near a flooded home in Bismarck.