$46.1 million obtained for flood projectsMore than $46 million for flood-control projects has been secured for the area, according to a release from North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy.
By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM
More than $46 million for flood-control projects has been secured for the area, according to a release from North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy.
The $46,194,000 was part of the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that passed the House on Friday.
While operations around Lake Sakakawea and the Garrison Diversion will receive the bulk of the money, some area projects will receive funding:
- The Fargo-Moorhead Metro Study, conducted by the U.S. Corps of Engineers and the cities of Fargo and Moorhead, receives $1.4 million to explore ways to do reduce the risk of flooding in the cities.
- The Fargo-Moorhead Upstream Study receives $200,000 to explore ways to reduce flood stages and possibly restore aquatic ecosystems to the Red River Basin upstream of Fargo.
- Lake Ashtabula and Baldhill Dam receive $1,351,000 for operations and maintenance at the Valley City, N.D., area dam.
- Breckenridge (Minn.) Flood Control receives $2 million to build a flood control project concurrently with Wahpeton, N.D.
- The Red River Watershed Feasibility Study receives $150,000.