Dave Olson, Published September 25 2010
Moorhead seeks more flood-mitigation dollarsThe city of Moorhead spent between $30 million and $31 million in the past 14 months on building flood-control projects and buying flood-prone houses.
About $22 million of that was covered by dollars from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Moorhead is now looking to the DNR for another $7 million to
$8 million to meet needs that remain unmet for projects and home buyouts, City Manager Michael Redlinger said.
He said the city has worked hard to meet state criteria for receiving flood mitigation funding and hopes more dollars will be heading the city’s way soon.
So far, 66 households in Moorhead have accepted buyouts. The acquisition cost associated with the purchases is about $12.6 million.