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Published September 11, 2009, 10:55 AM

Fargo-Moorhead flood protection: up to 16 options

FARGO, N.D. - As many as 16 options have been drafted on how to better protect Fargo-Moorhead from flooding.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. - As many as 16 options have been drafted on how to better protect Fargo-Moorhead from flooding.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold public meetings next month to take input on the various ideas.

Corps spokesman Aaron Snyder says engineers have been refining the alternatives that include several diversion channels - six on the Minnesota side of the river and three or four on the North Dakota side.

Some of the options also include removing buildings from the flood plain, while others don't.

The estimated cost of the options should also be available.

The corps hopes to pick a final plan by January.

The meetings are tentatively planned for Oct. 21 in Moorhead, Minn., and Oct. 22 in Fargo.

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