GEORGETOWN, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton administration’s wants $3 million to protect the tiny western Minnesota town of Georgetown from future floods.

Dayton amended an earlier public works proposal after visiting the town of 129 last weekend.

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The Forum reports the new $3 million is on top of $28 million Dayton already recommends for flood prevention in many areas of Minnesota, especially the Red River Valley.

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Mayor Traci Goble says the Georgetown money would fund buyouts of 19 properties plus the construction of a permanent dike, at least 3 feet higher than the community’s existing levee.

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers added a couple of feet of temporary clay to shore up Georgetown’s permanent levee system. Since then, the town has been a virtual island, surrounded by floodwaters from the Red and Buffalo rivers.

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