If the outlet has to be at a statehood level, then shouldn’t the drains and ditches be at that level, too?
And wouldn’t that slow the flow of water to a level that would render the billion-dollar flood protection around Fargo unneeded? Would it not also prove that the flood wall in Grand Forks was not needed?
Fargo City Commissioner Mike Williams will advocate contributing city flood control funds to the Redpath project, which Minnesota water officials want to build in the Bois de Sioux watershed near Wheaton.
The Fargo City Commission voted 5-0 on Monday for a resolution that asks Congress to create a Red River Valley Authority to control water quality and water retention in the Red River watershed.
The resolution is similar to one working through the North Dakota Legislature now, said City Administrator Pat Zavoral.
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