Fighting the Flood

Filling sandbags

On June 10th and 11th, Roseau residents raised the city's dikes with sandbags, but they were unable to hold the river back, as it reached a record level of 23.2 feet.
Raising dike
Laying sandbags to raise the dike.
Laying sandbags
Laying sandbags near the river.

The dike broke in this area a few hours later.
Sandbag dike
The sandbag dike along the river.

Building dike
Building the dike along the river.

Filling sandbags at a Roseau home.
Filling sandbags

Filling sandbags outside the Police Department.
Filling sandbags

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This page maintained by Alan Draves. All photos by Jeff Keinitz, Roseau Community Schools.