THE WEST WING The Weekly Memo
You may or may not know that I provide a Weekly Memo, typically on Fridays, to the City Council. We have placed them on the City's main web site for about a month now. You can view them here, on the s... Posted on 9/10/10 at 1:47 PM
The Army Corps of Engineers says it needs formal approval from state and local officials in two states by April 11 to keep moving forward on a planned Red River diversion around Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn.
Minnesota's Clay County has joined North Dakota's Cass County and the cities of Fargo and Moorhead in voting to make a North Dakota diversion the locally preferred plan for permanent flood protection in the area.
Local governments say the best option is a massive 36-mile-long channel but the project's $1.3 billion cost and long construction timetable means that spring flooding is likely to remain a headache for another decade.
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