VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – The city of Valley City started the bidding process for licensed contractors interested in getting the job to remove temporary clay levees in Valley City.

City Administrator Gwen Crawford said the earliest the city will be able to accept a bid will be August 2, 2022, if the Federal Declaration has been declared. After the bid is accepted the work will be expected to begin in August and take about three weeks to complete.

The city declared a flood emergency in April of 2022 to protect the city from the rising Sheyenne River. The river crested at 18.09 feet on May 1st of 2022 Valley City.