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Published April 15, 2009, 12:00 AM

Photo Gallery: Valley City takes on flood fight

Valley City images from Tuesday, April 14


The walking bridge to Valley City State University is underwater Tuesday. Dave Wallis / The Forum

  • The walking bridge to Valley City State University is underwater Tuesday.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Aubrey Brown, 16, and her brother Tucker, 5, pass the time of day sitting on their steps of their Valley City home Tuesday morning as they wait for their parents before evacuating to their grandmother's home.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Curt Dwyer of Dakota Underground surveys the height of the primary dike as a secondary dike is being built parallel to it and trapping the Foss Hall music building between them Tuesday on the campus of Valley City State University. The dike is built to a river level of 24 feet.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Valley City Mayor Mary Lee Nielson strongly urges an evacuation plan for children, vulnerable adults and others in the 500-year flood plain during a Tuesday morning meeting during the flood fight that should last two weeks. Behind her is Col. Jon Christensen of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers out of the St. Paul District.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Kerry Engler, right, is followed by his father Victor as they walk over the dike to leave his home, which is owned by his father, Tuesday in Valley City. The home is along the river. "I've never had water in the home before and there was two feet of water in the basement yesterday," said Kerry. They've been pumping water out for four days now.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Eric Hoffert, 13, carries his music player as Thea Skattum follows with more of his possessions as he evacuates the Open Door Children's Program group home Tuesday in Valley City because of the voluntary evacuation of the area.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Steve Nelson talks about a leak in the dike behind him as water floods the bridge at Main Avenue and Fifth Street Southeast Tuesday in Valley City. A ring dike was built around the leak where Nelson lives in the second floor home above his printing business on the ground floor.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Landon Smith was one a many NDSU Bison football team players who formed a line that snaked through the Allen Memorial Library Tuesday at Valley City State University to move books from the basement to the first floor because of the threat of flooding.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • The view from Mercy Hospital shows water starting to cross the Sixth Street Norhteast bridge Tuesday in Valley City. Primary and secondary earthen dikes can be seen protecting the hospital and clinic.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • A red X is placed on the door by Brenden Pollert as they evacuate the Open Door Children's Program group home Tuesday in Valley City under the voluntary evacuation of that part of the city.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Laura Jorissen, left, hands a stack of books to her mother Amy Jorissen as they help move all of the books from the basement of the Allen Memorial Library Tuesday at Valley City State University to higher ground.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Martin Avelino, front, gets help from Jay Praska as they move his possessions from a basement apartment to an empty one on the third floor Tuesday in Valley City because of the flood threat to the city.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum
  • Lyle Anderson walks through a cut in the earthen dike protecting the Market Place Food store after buying some groceries Tuesday in Valley City.  Dave  Wallis / The Forum