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Moving towns, people to escape the water nothing new along flood-prone Red River

Published 01/24/2011, The Forum

The people of Oxbow, N.D., face a vexing question posed by the ever-rising Red River: Should we stay or should we go? Located in a relatively low spot right along the river, the city of 200 people 15 miles south of Fargo finds itself further threatened by a proposed F-M diversion channel that, if built as conceived today, would back up floodwater in their area.

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