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Published November 16, 2012, 10:38 AM

River dredging getting under way near Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials are beginning dredging projects on the Missouri River in the Bismarck-Mandan area to help prevent ice jam flooding.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials are beginning dredging projects on the Missouri River in the Bismarck-Mandan area to help prevent ice jam flooding.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that work on the Bismarck side of the river is to begin in earnest Monday and wrap up by the end of the month. Preparation work also should be complete at the end of the month for a project on the Mandan side of the river.

Last year's record flooding altered the river channel and left large deposits of sand south of the neighboring cities. The dredging projects are expected to cost about $500,000, with the state paying 75 percent and local governments the rest.

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