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Forum staff reports, Published December 28 2012

Valley City hosts flood risk meeting

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – A status update of the Sheyenne River Flood Risk Management Feasibility study is scheduled for Jan. 10 here.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study evaluated alternatives for flood risk management in the area.

This, the first of three phases in the study, found flood risk alternatives wouldn’t include razing or relocating any buildings. The results will be presented at the meeting, and residents will be asked to provide feedback.

The study tries to find cost-effective alternatives that can qualify for federal funding. The alternatives will be further developed in the next phase of the study.

The next two phases of the study are scheduled for 2013 and 2014.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Valley City High School, 493 Central Ave. N. A formal presentation begins at 7 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer period at 7:30 p.m.

The cost of the study is shared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and Valley City.