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Published January 15, 2014, 05:24 PM

There may a new solution to flood protection efforts in the FM area

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The latest invention could make flood protection efforts a lot easier here in the F-M area.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The latest invention could make flood protection efforts a lot easier here in the F-M area.

It's known as 'the Tiger Dam'.

It was unveiled this afternoon at the Annual Red River Basin Land and Water International Summit Conference.

What makes the Dam so unique - it's the first ever insurance approved reusable flood protection barrier.

During testing at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - the dams were set up more quickly than sandbags and at less than 1/3 of the cost.

They also withstood giant logs, waves and strong river currents.

Paul Vickers/President, U.S Flood Control Corp.: “This now is an engineered product to sit in place, it's going to work to this limitation - whatever the engineering is on those areas. Each flood is different in each situation.”

It's unknown if the City of Fargo will invest.

The price tag on The Tiger Dam - $ 259,000

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