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Published July 18, 2009, 05:14 PM

Bill's passage secures $46K for North Dakota flood control

FARGO - More than $46 million has been secured for flood-control projects across North Dakota.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

FARGO - More than $46 million has been secured for flood-control projects across North Dakota.

The funds are included in the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriations bill that passed the House of Representatives on Friday.

Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., says the funds will help communities in the Red River Valley build much-needed permanent flood protection. He says it also will help invest in projects across the state to ensure all residents have access to a safe, reliable water supply and keep lakes, rivers and dams available for recreation.

More than $26 million of the money is set to go toward a rural water project authorized to compensate North Dakota for the loss of land inundated because of dam construction along the Missouri River.


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