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Published March 21, 2010, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Red River flood photos (March 20, 2010)


North Fargo resident Mac Butler has been busy monitoring the pumps that surround his home. By Saturday afternoon, the Red River was about two feet away from the sandbag dike he built around the house, causing him to feel confident about this year's flood fight. "This is a real managable flood," he said. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

  • North Fargo resident Mac Butler has been busy monitoring the pumps that surround his home. By Saturday afternoon, the Red River was about two feet away from the sandbag dike he built around the house, causing him to feel confident about this year's flood fight. "This is a real managable flood," he said. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Floodwater from the Red River flows over a road as an unidentified man walks away Saturday in Fargo.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • A street sign west of the Moorhead Center Mall is almost under water Saturday morning as the rising Red River starts to get near the estimated crest. Dave Wallis / The Forum
  • A road sign is seen along the Red River Saturday in Fargo. Forecasters lowered their flood crest predictions for the area expecting the Red River in Fargo to crest a foot lower than expected on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • A fence in Jamie Garvey's backyard sinks into floodwater from the Red River Saturday in Fargo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Jon Forknell and his daughter Jenna check on his neighbor's sump pump Saturday in south Fargo while the Red River presses against the other side of the dike. (AP Photo/Jay Pickthorn)
  • Jon Forknell and his daughter Jenna look out onto the swollen Red River Saturday from the backyard of their south Fargo home along River Drive.
  • Oak Grove High School Principal Morgan Forness shows their drainage system on the east side of campus Saturday. Water from the sump holes is being pumped over the flood wall and back into the Red River. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • Oak Grove High School Principal Morgan Forness shows how high the water is on their permanent flood wall along the east side of campus Saturday. Carrie Snyder / The Forum
  • A garage is surrounded by floodwater from the Red River Saturday in Fargo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • These deer, some 14 of them in all Saturday, roam the backyard of Brad and Cindy Gray near Cardinal Muench Seminary in north Fargo. Photo courtesy of Brad and Cindy Gray.
  • Jamie Garvey describes how floodwater from the Red River has been slowly covering his backyard, creeping closer to his Fargo home Saturday.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Donna and Vernon Lende take a morning walk past a flooded field caused by overland flooding from the Red River, Saturday, near their home in Harwood, N.D. Forecasters lowered their flood crest predictions for the area expecting the Red River in Fargo to crest a half foot lower than expected on Sunday. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Overland floodwaters from the Sheyenne River surrounds mail and newspaper boxes Saturday west of Harwood, N.D. Forcasters lowered their flood crest predictions for the area expecting the Red River in Fargo to crest a half-foot lower than expected by midday Sunday. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • A grain elevator reflects in overland flood waters Saturday in Perley, Minn., as swelling streams and rivers cause problems in Minnesota and North Dakota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
  • A road is closed due to overland flooding from the Sheyenne River Saturday in West Fargo. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Overland floodwaters cover a ball field near Kragnes, Minn., Saturday as swelling streams and rivers cause problems in Minnesota and North Dakota. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
  • Mona Headland, right, and her 9-year-old daughter Gracie walk back to their house after touring their neighborhood as floodwater from the Red River creeps closer to their home Saturday in Fargo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • Pallets of sandbags sit ready but unused in a subdivision along the Red River Saturday in Fargo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
  • National Guard troops work to sandbag a ring dike after a failed plug in the storm sewer caused water to back up on Saturday near Fourth Street South in Moorhead. (AP Photo/Jay Pickthorn)
  • Alexander and 5-year-old Ahren Wagner survey the Red River along South Terrace near Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo Saturday. Carrie Snyder / The Forum