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Photos: A slow start to flood fight in Fargo-Moorhead


1 Volunteers Cortney Dettwiler, left, and Ruthie Johnson wait to register community members interested in volunteering for Moorhead's 2011 flood fight on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. Volunteer turnout was very light. Fewer than 60 people had registered by 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Johnson, a Moorhead police volunteer. 
2 Dozens of work gloves are ready for use at Moorhead's volunteer flood center located on the campus of Minnesota State University-Moorhead. 
3 Volunteer Lyndis Williams helps build a sandbag dike on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in south Moorhead. The temporary dike will protect homes homes on River Oak Center from the flooding Red River. The sandbags in this location will remain dry if the river stays at or below 39.5 feet, according to homeowners. National Weather Service forecasters have called for the river to reach 39 to 41 feet this weekend. 
4 Moorhead resident Jeff Steinhaus, left, and 11-year-old Hannah Gawryluk of Lake Park, Minn., were among a group of volunteers building a sandbag dike on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in south Moorhead. 
5 Moorhead resident John Perkins, left, was among a small group building a sandbag dike at the home of Curt Kesselring on Harwood Drive in south Fargo on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. City officials here are lowering the protection level from 43 to 41 feet. 
6 Here, Moorhead resident John Perkins, from left, Fargo resident Scott Olson, Fargo resident David Ludwig and Barnesville, Minn., resident Wayne Schindler help build a sandbag dike at the home of Curt Kesselring on Harwood Drive in south Fargo on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. 
7 Convoys of trucks -- complete with police escorts -- began delivering thousands of sandbags from heated storage to flood-prone neighborhoods in Fargo on Tuesday morning, April 5, 2011. 
8 Dikes comprised of clay as well as sandbags are becoming increasingly common in the backyards of Moorhead residents. 
9 Homeowner Mark Krejci checks the location of a sump pump discharge hose buried beneath snow on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in south Moorhead. Krejci and other neighbors were building a sandbag dike to protect homes on River Oak Center from the flooding Red River. 
10 A sign for Moorhead's Woodlawn Park is partially obscured by flood water on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. 
11 As night descends, the flooding Red River continues to rise in Moorhead, Minn., on Tuesday, April 5, 2011. This location, which is accessible by a city street, will soon be covered by water.