One year ago today, thousands of people were evacuating their homes and businesses - as the Mouse River reached the top of emergency levees.
At one business, the frenzied work to prepare for the flood was wrapping up about now.
And now, one year later, Magic City Implement is saying so long to the dike that protected the business's main building.
Company president Travis Zablotney says having the heavy machinery moving all the dirt out is exciting.
He says, after a difficult year of fighting high water, it's a good milestone to reach.
(Travis Zablotney, Magic City Implement) "Today brings the end of a chapter of the flood of 2011 and even though we still have more to do and accomplish here in our building and the one that was flooded, getting the dirt moved and making room for the grass to grow again will be an exciting time."
Travis's father was in charge of the scraping and hauling away of all the dirt.
Travis says there's a chance the business may move to a new location as part of an expansion in the near future - but the decision on whether to stay here or move somewhere else has not been made.