Photos: Fargo flood fighters stack sandbags ahead of Red River's rise

Disasters

1 Connor Ryan, a sophomore at South High School in Fargo, N.D., was among more than 1,000 area students who volunteered to throw sandbags on Friday, April 26, 2013. Volunteers were making quick work of building sandbag dikes. "It's not fun, but it needs to be done," said Ryan, who was helping in a residential neighborhood not far from Fargo's water treatment plant. 
2 City of Fargo survey crews were out in force on Friday to check elevations of sandbag dikes. 
3 Ajay Thapa, a sophomore at South High School in Fargo, N.D., hands off a sandbag to a classmate on Friday. 
4 Salvation Army volunteer Ed Schmitz walks past pallets stacked with sandbags in Fargo, N.D., on Friday. "I'm serving food, not throwing bags," said Schmitz, who was stationed in south Fargo and helping fuel student volunteers with water, sandwiches, juice boxes and chips. 
5 Alex DuBord, a sophomore at South High School in Fargo, N.D., was among more than 1,000 area students who volunteered to throw sandbags on Friday. 
6 Monami Niyo, center, a sophomore at South High School in Fargo, N.D., looks up while working a sandbag line on Friday. 
7 With the temperature approaching 60 degrees many volunteers who were working to build sandbag dikes in south Fargo, N.D., shed coats and extra layers on Friday. 
8 Christian Carlson, 30, carries sandbags to the backyard of his mother's house in central Fargo, N.D., on Friday. Carlson and his brother, Erik, were grew up in the house and have helped build sandbag dikes to protect the house from Red River flood water many times. 
9 Volunteers carry sandbags to the backyard of a house near the water treatment plant in Fargo, N.D., on Friday. 
10 Student volunteers from South High School in Fargo, N.D., pass sandbags along a human chain on Friday.