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Published October 16, 2012, 08:51 AM

Corps, DNR plan to study changes to diversion plan

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will study two proposed changes to the Red River diversion project around Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will study two proposed changes to the Red River diversion project around Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn.

These modifications include the construction of adjustable gates on the inlet channel and upgrading levees and floodwalls to increase the river flows through the metropolitan area.

The changes will also be reviewed by the Minnesota Department of National Resources.

The 36-mile diversion would move water from the north-flowing Red River around Fargo and Moorhead, which battled major flooding for three straight years.

The White House has signed off on the $2 billion project, but it still needs approval from Congress.

Opponents of the project, which would take at least 10 years to build, have threatened legal action.

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