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Local flood group narrows down permanent flood protection options

FARGO - A group charged with deciding on a local flood-control option for the Fargo-Moorhead area narrowed down its preferences from a list created by the U.S.

FARGO - A group charged with deciding on a local flood-control option for the Fargo-Moorhead area narrowed down its preferences from a list created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today.

The Metro Flood Study Work Group also got some good news.

Zoltan Montvai, a senior official for the Mississippi Valley Division of the corps, told the group that a mid-sized diversion could be approved as in the nation's best interest, even if it isn't the cheapest.

Montvai said it appeared smaller diversions don't provide enough protection for the area, given the risks that remain of losing a flood fight.

The local group narrowed its decision-making on a locally preferred plan by voting that:

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- No levee plans were considered safe enough.

- The 25,000 cubic foot per second Minnesota diversions didn't appear to provide enough protection.

- The corps should study a 30,000 cubic foot per second diversion along with a 35,000 cubic foot per second diversion in North Dakota to see if either could reach the federal cost-benefit threshold.

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