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Published March 25, 2009, 12:00 AM

Photo Gallery: Spring Flood photos (March 25, 2009)

Flood photos from Fargo and the surrounding area.


Trucks unload dirt and clay to build up a dike off of 10th Street North near the Cass County Road 20 bridge Tuesday afternoon. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

  • Trucks unload dirt and clay to build up a dike off of 10th Street North near the Cass County Road 20 bridge Tuesday afternoon. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Volunteers build up a wall of sandbags along the amphitheater at Trollwood Performing Arts School in South Moorhead Tuesday afternoon. The sandbags are being built up two feet tall to help protect under the stage area where equipment is stored. The stage was moved from it's location in North Fargo to South Moorhead in attempts to bypass spring floods but because of the rainy fall season the current landscaping is not far enough along to prevent flooding this season. The volunteers are hoping this is the first and the last year they will have to sandbag at the current location. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Clockwise from left, Kathy Anderson, Jillain Ehnert, Delene Gunderson and Sarah Harper work on filling sandbags out at the new Trollwood Performing Arts School location in South Moorhead Tuesday afternoon. They are hoping this will be the first and the last year they will have to sandbag at the new location. 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 two feet to make it stand at 42 feet. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Life jackets surround the rails of a house located on Rivershore Drive. The house faces a dike that is being constructed in the South Moorhead neighborhood. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Patrick Murphy, 16, rides his snowmobile across a flooded ditch near his home along Minnesota Highway 9 south of Ada, Minn., on Tuesday. David Samson / The Forum
  • Mike Larson gave up trying to build a dike of sandbags around his Oakport Township home Tuesday and called a contractor to come and dig up his yard to form a ring dike around his home to protect it from the rising flood waters that will be arriving in his location soon. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • A long line of volunteers work in a light rain and mud to pass sandbags as they build a dike along the Red River to protect homes on 10th St. N. near Highway 20 Tuesday in Fargo. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Alex Jacobson of Casselton 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 St. N. Fargo neighborhood near Highway 20. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Some of the roads in Oakport Township are nothing but mud Tuesday which is making it difficult for vehicles to deliver sandbags to the residents who are needing to protect their homes. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Volunteers worked in mud Tuesday as they form a line to pass sandbags to protect a north Fargo neighborhood. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • Lee Schauer squeegees water toward a drain on the floor of his basement at 927 4th St. S. Tuesday in Fargo as he cleans up water seeping through the foundation. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • 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
  • Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker announces a higher crest prediction for the city that would be higher than anyone has seen in more than 112 years during a press conference Wednesday at City Hall. A chart behind him shows the crest heights of previous notable floods including the 1997 flood as the highest on the chart. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • The Coast Guard prepares to take an air boat into Oxbow after it flooded Wednesday. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Volunteers ride into Oxbow Wednesday to aid in the dike building effort. The golf course's club house is in the background. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Volunteers ride into Oxbow Wednesday to aid in the dike building effort. The golf course's club house is in the background. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • A Forum box sits close to flood waters Wednesday in Oxbow, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Beau Flom checks the dike he is working on Wednesday along the Red River in Oxbow, N.D. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • A Coast Guard air boat gets a tug from a skid-steer loader after getting stuck in the snow and slush Wednesday on Oxbow Golf Course. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
  • Floodwaters rush over Richland County Road 6 along Highway 81 near Abercrombie, N.D., Wednesday afternoon. David Samson/The Forum
  • A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter is used to evacuate residents on a farmstead located southwest of Abercrombie, N.D., Wednesday afternoon. David Samson/The Forum
  • Abercrombie Fire Department Captain David Hammond outlines flood fighting plans at the community center Wednesday in Abercrombie, N.D. David Samson/The Forum
  • A U.S. Coast Guard air boat cruises a flood filled ditch in Oxbow Wednesday afternoon. The boats were used to rescue stranded residents surrounded by rushing floodwaters. David Samson/The Forum