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Published June 09, 2011, 12:00 AM

Photo gallery: Missouri River flood

Images from the Missouri River flood fight in North Dakota


Karen Whitney, left, and Heather Lutz place sandbags while constructing a dike around the Whitney home in the Ponderosa neighborhood north of Bismarck on the Missouri River. Karen and her husband, Tracy, have lived in the house for 13 years and say they are determined to save their "dream home" they built new 13 years ago. Tracy commented about the volunteer effort in Bismarck/Mandan, " It's just amazing people are so good," he said. "We don't think of that on a daily basis, how good people are." Kevin Cederstrom/Forum Communications Co.

  • Karen Whitney, left, and Heather Lutz place sandbags while constructing a dike around the Whitney home in the Ponderosa neighborhood north of Bismarck on the Missouri River. Karen and her husband, Tracy, have lived in the house for 13 years and say they are determined to save their "dream home" they built new 13 years ago. Tracy commented about the volunteer effort in Bismarck/Mandan, " It's just amazing people are so good," he said. "We don't think of that on a daily basis, how good people are." Kevin Cederstrom/Forum Communications Co.
  • Water from swollen Lake Sakakwea pours over the spillway below Garrison Dam last week heading down the Missouri River towards Bismarck-Mandan area. JOHN STENNES
  • Eric Aldinger hands a sandbag to Todd Domres, left, at the home of Mike Peluso, right, in the Ponderosa neighborhood in north Bismarck along the Missouri River. Kevin Cederstrom/Forum Communications Co.
  • National Guard members of the 119th Civil Engineering Happy Hooligans out of Fargo build a sandbag dike along Expressway Avenue in Bismarck to fight the flooding Missouri River on Wednesday. Kevin Cederstrom/Forum Communications Co.
  • Homes in the Fox Island area of Bismarck are sandbagged against the rising Missouri River (top) as increased flows of water are released from Garrison Dam.JOHN STENNES
  • Maj. Gen. Dave Sprynczynatyk, the Adjutant General of the North Dakota National Guard, survays the flooding Missouri River during a flight from Bismarck to Minot last week.JOHN STENNES
  • ready for use as the Missouri River is expected to rise this week with the increased flow of water released from Garrison Dam. Kevin Cederstrom/Forum Communications Co.
  • Boys play a game of basketball Saturday behind a protective dike at the home of Jeb and Rhea Carlson in Mandan's Borden Harbor neighborhood. Kevin Cederstrom/Forum Communications Co.
  • Bismarck homeowner Bruce Fetting and son David Fetting sit in the shade of an umbrella while working on sandbags with Marlene Fetting, right, and Diane Kadrmas as they protect the Fetting home Thursday. Kevin Cederstrom/Forum Communications Co.
  • A home in the Hoge Island development north of Bismarck is protected by a sandbag dike to protect from the rising Missouri River. Kevin Cederstrom/Forum Communications Co
  • Grand Forks County Sheriff's Deputies Luke Olson (left) and Thomas Inocenio and the county's airboat are now stationed in the Bismarck area on standby for search and rescue operations.JOHN STENNES
  • North Dakota Govenor Jack Dalrymple (left) confers with Dave Spryneczynatyk, adjutant general of the North Dakota National Guard, before teh start of a press briefing last week in Bismarck.JOHN STENNES
  • Grand Forks' sandbag machine is being put to work in Mandan as a woman's softball team joins North Dakota National Guardsmen to fill sandbags last Wednesday.JOHN STENNES
  • As night falls volunteers in Mandan last Wednesday work to convert a mountian of sand into sandbags for the continueing flood fight in their community.JOHN STENNES
  • Lake Sakakwea behind Garrison Dam claims agricultural land as the lake fills with spring runoff from the mountians in Montana.JOHN STENNES