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Published September 29, 2009, 02:29 PM

Corps of Engineers officials assure Dorgan they are on schedule with F-M flood study

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan put pressure on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials Tuesday to keep moving forward with the Fargo-Moorhead metro flood control study.

By: staff report, INFORUM

WASHINGTON, D.C. — North Dakota Sen. Byron Dorgan put pressure on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials Tuesday to keep moving forward with the Fargo-Moorhead metro flood control study.

The Democratic senator told Maj. Gen. Merdith “Bo” Temple and other Army Corps leaders that the project is “high priority,” and he wants them to maintain an aggressive schedule, according to a press release from Dorgan’s office.

In a meeting with the Army Corps officials Tuesday, Dorgan said he stressed the need to keep flood control options on track so protection can be put in place for Fargo-Moorhead as soon as possible, the release said.

“Fargo-Moorhead is ready to move forward on comprehensive flood control and keeping this study on track is critical for advancing the project,” Dorgan said in a statement.

The Army Corps officials assured Dorgan they are on schedule and that the study is on track to be completed by December 2010, according to the news release.

Dorgan is the chairman of the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds the Army Corps of Engineers. This year’s appropriations bill, awaiting approval by a congressional conference committee, included $1.9 million for the study.

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