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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.


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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