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FLOODING

Officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the 30-mile diversion channel that is an integral part of the $3.2 billion metro flood diversion project.
ASN Constructors, the international consortium of companies that will build the diversion and associated public works, expects to employ 800 to 1,000 during the peak of construction in 2023 and 2024.
Rivers across the region were expected to crest on Friday and throughout the weekend, while a risk of more dangerous flash flooding remained possible again throughout the day, the weather service said.
The disaster declaration includes the northeastern North Dakota counties of Pembina, Walsh, Grand Forks, Traill, Cavalier, Ramsey, Nelson, Steele and Griggs, which saw river and overland flooding during the series of storms.

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After peaking at a record high level in mid-June, the water has dropped nearly 2 feet. The National Weather Service predicts the lake will drop by nearly another foot by Friday, July 15.
St. Louis County's flood response is moving into “recovery mode."
Strong winds have brought more water to resorts that have been forced to battle it for months.
With the potential for more heavy rain Friday night, the mayor said emergency personnel were in the process of recommending others in the city to consider leaving their at-risk homes. The sheriff’s office also advised those who’ve left their homes to avoid returning to them until it is safe to do so, and the public was also asked to stay away from the Randall area so emergency personnel could do their jobs effectively.
ND Highway 32 is now closed between US Highway 2 and ND Highway 17
Earlier this month the flooding broke the lake's all-time record set in 1950, and it's only come down a few inches since.

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It’s a mess, the result of a late snowmelt after a winter of heavy snow in the border country and record or near-record precipitation the past two months across the watershed.
Some farmers with tiled fields had most of their crops planted within the past few weeks when most of the state couldn't even get equipment in the fields.
International Falls.
Nearby flooding latest setback for International Falls
Nearby flooding is the latest in a series of challenges for the state's northernmost town, where residents and leaders don't always agree, but they're fighting back.

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