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Rep. Collin Peterson

Water storage site search under way in valley

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WEST FARGO - The hunt is on to find enough water storage sites in the Red River Valley to temporarily hold the equivalent of a lake covering 1 million acres at a depth of 1 foot.

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If successful over time, the effort would reduce the flood peak along the Red River by 20 percent - enough to lower the 1997 flood crest by 2 feet at Fargo.

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