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Published July 07, 2013, 10:18 AM

Forest River flood diversion plan considered

GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — The Walsh County Water Resource District is seeking funding for a study to divert Forest River floodwater.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

GRAFTON, N.D. (AP) — The Walsh County Water Resource District is seeking funding for a study to divert Forest River floodwater.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that high water from the Forest River flooded Minto three times this spring, along with thousands of acres of farm land.

The board is seeking local sponsors to help finance the $160,000 Forest River Flood Control Feasibility Study.

Under the plan, water would be diverted during peak to a coulee that runs to Lake Ardoch and the Ardoch National Wildlife Refuge.

The study also would identify potential lands where floodwater could be retained for about 10 days during times of high water.

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