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2011-04-23 00:00:32

The flood control system established in East Grand Forks after the devastating 1997 Red River flood was put to the test this weekend when the Red River crested at 49.85 feet "“ and passed with flying colors. East Grand Forks, MN (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 "Some of the closures had two to three-and-a-half feet of water against them," said Scott Gravseth, Distribution Superintendent at East Grand Forks Water and Light. "Overall we observed good performance with minimal seepage." The city...

2009-03-23 14:26:00

Trailers Filled With Cots, Blankets, Meals Begin Arriving in Fargo WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As residents of the Red River valley prepare for potentially record flooding, the American Red Cross is moving into position to provide help where needed. More than 24,000 prepackaged meals are expected to arrive today, along with thousands of cots, blankets and toiletry kits. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) These supplies are expected to...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Kevin Bonham, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jun. 25--WARREN, Minn. -- Authorities broke ground Tuesday on a $10.5 million rural flood-control project. The Agassiz Valley Water Resource Management project is designed to hold water back from the Snake River during times of flooding. The project will occupy about four sections of land (about 2,600 acres) in Marshall and Polk counties. It extends to McCrea and Comstock townships in Marshall County and Brislet and Helgeland townships in Polk...

2006-02-23 16:27:01

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - U.S. plans to combat droughts by diverting Missouri River water north into Canada are pushing the two countries toward their second clash in a year over water use. At issue is a North Dakotan plan to divert water from the Missouri River into a system that would take it over the border to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and home to a commercial fishery. North Dakota says it faces severe drought...

2005-08-06 09:56:10

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada and the United States announced a deal on Saturday that could years of bickering over plans to drain a North Dakota lake into rivers that end up in Canada, and said there would be safeguards to prevent pollution and minimize risk from "nuisance species" of fish. A statement from the two countries said they had made progress in deciding how to drain Devils Lake, a low-lying area of water that flooded farms, schools and villages as it spread from 70 square miles to...


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