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Photos: As river rises, flood fight picks up in Fargo-Moorhead

Weather Ann Arbor Miller · ·

1 Zach Skramstad, left, and Andrew Becker of Moore Engineering, Inc., of West Fargo, N.D., were on the Main Avenue bridge between Fargo and Moorhead to read a river gauge on Wednesday morning. The company is working for the city of Fargo. 
2 While the Red River continues its steady rise, life appears to move along normally for a pair of ducks on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. This view is from Fargo looking east toward downtown Moorhead. 
3 The morning fog partially obscures a bulldozer working on a clay dike not far from downtown Fargo on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. The rising Red River is visible on the left. 
4 Jim Rand of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers walks on top of a clay dike not far from downtown Fargo on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. 
5 Moorhead resident Tony Lee works to clear a path for a sandbag dike and the volunteers who will help build it on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. 
6 Homeowner Rod Rothlisberger, second from left in the gray sweatshirt, eyes the construction of a sandbag dike that will ensure his basement stays dry -- as it has in years past. Rothlisberger has been in his house for 18 years and added retaining walls and other infrastructure to help protect his property against the flooding Red River. Also pictured from left are: Moorhead resident Terry Jacobson, neighbor Tony Lee, volunteer Mark Hasting and volunteer Dione Deuel. 
7 Despite the hard work and heavy bags, sandbag volunteer Megan Turner of Fargo appeared to be having a good time on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in south Moorhead. Turner and 15 or so other employees of Starbucks Coffee Company from multiple locations and states spent Wednesday volunteering. 
8 Homeowner Rod Rothlisberger orders an assortment of pizzas to feed volunteers who turned up unexpectedly at his Moorhead home on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Rothlisberger is laying on the floor to avoid getting mud on his living room carpet. 
9 Donald Dale's rubber boots sit outside his south Moorhead home on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. The 82-year-old man says the 2011 flood fight "could be" his last.