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Study Concludes Red River Diversion Won’t Impact Environment

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FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says a study has concluded that a planned diversion of the Red River around Fargo-Moorhead will not have any significant impacts on the environment.

The nearly $2 billion flood protection project has been authorized by the U.S. Senate but not by the House. No money has been approved for construction.

Some people upstream of the north-flowing river worry that the diversion is overpriced, will damage farmland and will worsen flooding in their areas.

The corps study takes into account changes to the project to help protect some of those communities.

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