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RED RIVER

Officials will push for a faster construction timeline for the $1.3 billion Red River Valley Water Supply Project, which will provide supplemental water during periods of extended drought to cities including Fargo and Grand Forks.
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Ryan Richard built a new farmstead when the original plan for the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion threatened his original farmstead. But the route of the revised diversion project now runs through his new farmstead, a setback he said will cost him millions of dollars.
Heavy rains prompted Valley City to adjust for a Sheyenne River crest that was four feet higher than first expected.
That's just one of the studies on tap in the Red River Basin. Here's a rundown.

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Closing facilities might be a hassle, but it’s necessary for public safety reasons.
River Watch is an innovative watershed education program available to schools and communities across the Red River Basin.
Caution is still strongly advised for anyone planning to access the river, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Oxygen treatments have been shown to effectively treat 14 diseases or conditions, and there is growing interest in its effectiveness in treating persistent concussion symptoms.
Areas farther north can expect the Red to crest toward the end of the week, the National Weather Service said.
Most lower trails within the Greenway also are closed at this time

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Oslo is expected to see the worst flooding in the region, but flood warnings continue along the Red River and its tributaries.
The Red River has a 90% chance of reaching 30.7 feet and a 5% risk of 39 feet in Fargo, where major flooding starts at 30 feet.
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The route follows the historic trek of Eric Sevareid and Walter Port that was documented in a novel titled “Canoeing with the Cree."

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