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Study finds water storage could reduce peak flows of Red River

Published 01/30/2011, The Forum

A goal of reducing peak flows on the Red River enough to drop flood stages 2 feet in Fargo during a 1997-magnitude flood appears realistic. An analysis for the Red River Basin Commission identified water storage sites throughout the valley from Wahpeton, N.D., to Emerson, Man., to reduce river flows by 20 percent, with one exception.

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