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Flood protection needed
Anyone who still clings to the fantasy that retention alone will solve Fargo-Moorhead’s severe flooding problems is in for a sobering dose of reality when confronting the facts. Retention is an important part of comprehensive flood control for the Red River Valley, but it’s no cure-all.
Monday, May, 05, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Peterson asks Army Corps to revisit diversion plan with northern impact
Moorhead’s congressman has asked engineers to take a fresh look at a version of a flood control diversion here that would avoid the controversial retention component that has sparked fierce upstream opposition.
Wednesday, October, 01, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Congress authorizes Fargo-Moorhead diversion
The U.S. Senate passed Thursday afternoon the Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of nationwide water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion Red River flood channel around Fargo-Moorhead.
Thursday, May, 22, 2014 - - News

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Floods submerge cane fields in North India
Heavy monsoon rains in India have caused flooding in the country’s main sugar producing state Uttar Pradesh, but the full extent of any damage to the crop will not be known until floodwaters recede.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - Reuters - News

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Minn. governor seeks presidential disaster declaration
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Goehring urges action to counter flooding in ND
North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring is urging farmers and ranchers in western and central North Dakota to take action to protect their livestock and other property from possible flooding.
Wednesday, August, 20, 2014 - - News

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Property owners to vote on special assessment financing for F-M diversion
Owners of some 50,000 North Dakota properties will vote on financing the flood diversion early next year, including those who might be harmed by the project, according to a diversion official.
Tuesday, December, 16, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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$50 million announced to mitigate RRV flooding
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced July 2 that up to $50 million is available over five years to the Red River Valley of eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota to help mitigate flooding through a new regional conservation program.
Thursday, July, 03, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Women take on floods and hunger in rural Pakistan
Amina Bibi lost her husband, a boatman, to kidney failure soon after massive floods in 2010 hit the remote district of Rajanpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province. “All I can afford is rice, so that’s what I feed my eight children every day and they are just not getting enough nutrition,” said the weary-looking widow, aged around 40.
Monday, April, 20, 2015 - Thomson Reuters Foundation - News

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US House OKs F-M diversion, Senate vote expected Thursday
The Water Resources Reform Development Act, a package of water infrastructure projects including the proposed $1.8 billion flood channel around the Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn., passed on a 412- 5 vote, with both area representatives — Minnesota Democrat Rep. Collin Peterson and North Dakota Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer — voting in favor.
Wednesday, May, 21, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Flooding, rains could increase corn rootworm mortality rates
Flooding and high soil moisture have negative impacts on soil-dwelling insects and without a doubt the most important pest affected by heavy rains in our area is corn rootworm, explains Ada Szczepaniec, South Dakota State University Extension entomology specialist.
Thursday, June, 19, 2014 - - News

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Malawi floods kill at least 48, damage crops
Malawi President Peter Mutharika has declared half the southern African country a disaster zone after torrential rains over the past few days killed at least 48 people and left around 70,000 homeless.
Wednesday, January, 14, 2015 - - News

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Flood control creates tough times for farmers, ranchers
Ken Livedalen looks over what once was a broad meadow near the Souris River. For decades the ground produced a bountiful crop of nutritious grass that he baled and fed to his cattle.
Monday, July, 14, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Devils Lake flooding still hurting farmers, ranchers
Farmers in the Devils Lake, N.D., area face another soggy growing season of unplanted fields and lost revenue, a new study shows.
Monday, May, 19, 2014 - Agweek - News

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RRV diversion project gets boost from conservation program
Farmers and landowners in the Red River Valley were big winners in funding for a new Natural Resources Conservation Service program announced Jan. 14.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Obama signs bill authorizing F-M diversion project
It’s official: President Obama today signed bipartisan legislation authorizing the $1.8 billion diversion project designed to protect Fargo-Moorhead from a devastating flood.
Tuesday, June, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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Researchers suggest studies into soil damage
URBANA, Ill. — When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures.
Monday, January, 26, 2015 - University of Illinois, Urbana - News

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Dayton warns Diversion Authority not to ‘kick sand in the face of Minnesota’
Gov. Mark Dayton had strong words for the contentious $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project at a meeting Tuesday with local and state officials that attracted a large public audience in Breckenridge, Minn.
Wednesday, September, 03, 2014 - - News

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WATCH: A sneak peek into the next issue of Agweek
Join Agweek Editor Lisa Gibson for a glimpse into the July 14 issue, including a cover story about flooding plaguing farmers in North Dakota's cattle capital. The edition will also include crop updates and progress reports on grain car delays. Don't miss it.
Wednesday, July, 09, 2014 - Agweek - News

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F-M diversion officials bristle at cost of wetland restoration
It will take more than a half-million dollars to mitigate the impacts of an upstream ring levee on wetlands in the Fargo-Moorhead area, a cost some metro-area flood diversion officials have trouble swallowing.
Thursday, July, 10, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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