Dams can do much to help provide flood protection, but they offer an impressive sight when their design accommodates floodwater that can no longer be held back. Open the article link, then look down the page for videos.
If built, a Twin Valley Dam, like the Maple River Dam, would hold back water to minimize flood damage. The Wild Rice advocacy group toured the Maple River Dam as an example of a watershed management success story. “This is about flood control up and down the valley,” said Mark Harless, who lives in Moorhead and farms near Borup, Minn., adding that dams on tributaries to the Red River should be at the core of enhanced flood protection measures in the basin.
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