Corps to aid Fargo flood fight

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Apr 24, 2013 at 10:10 am

FARGO, N.D. (AP) The district commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is heading to Fargo to help with flooding.

Col. Michael Price will be reviewing projects and meeting with local officials about efforts to protect residents from what's expected to be the fourth major Red River flood in five years.

The corps awarded two contracts to a pair of Moorhead, Minn., companies to build emergency levees for the Fargo area. Depending on actual river crests, the corps could build anywhere from 4 to 7 miles of levees.

The state of North Dakota requested help from the corps, which is authorized to provide assistance to communities to save lives and prevent public property damage.

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