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Obama’s signature officially authorizes Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project


FARGO — President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation authorizing the $1.8 billion diversion to protect Fargo-Moorhead from catastrophic flooding.

Authorization came from the president’s signature on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, which authorized the flood protection project, a 36-mile diversion channel, intended to protect a metro population of about 200,000.

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