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Fargo to start work on raising 2 levees

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FARGO -- Work on raising two large levees along the Red River just east of Fargo's Fourth Street South may start this fall, city officials said last week.

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The Red River levees, which include Dike East/Dike West, protect the area south of the downtown to the current 100-year flood level.

However, they must be raised 1 to 2 feet and recertified to meet new federal standards, said Nathan Boerboom, a storm sewer utility engineer.

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