Ada settles flood project
Published 04/21/2012, Grand Forks Herald
Town delayed protection during years of high water
After 15 years, it’s finally Ada’s turn for flood protection. The long wait apparently ended last week, when the Wild Rice Watershed District Board voted 6-1 to allow the city to move a drainage ditch. At face value, it appears to be an innocuous decision. But it clears the way for a dike project, the last and biggest step in protecting the 1,700 residents from a recurrence of the 1997 flood that caused $40 million in damage in Ada.