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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Congressional negotiators agree on water bill with $800M for F-M diversion

  • Water projects that would be authorized over the next 10 years under a compromise reached by House and Senate negotiators. The bill needs the approval of the full House and Senate, which are expected to vote next week.
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  • Water projects that would be authorized over the next 10 years under a compromise reached by House and Senate negotiators. The bill needs the approval of the full House and Senate, which are expected to vote next week.
    —$748 million for dredging and widening the Sabine-Neches Waterway in Texas and Louisiana.
    —More than $1 billion for environmental restoration along the Louisiana coast.
    —$461 million for expansion of the Port of Savannah in Georgia.
    —$800 million for a flood diversion project in the Red River Valley region of North Dakota and parts of Minnesota.
    —$216 million to improve navigation in Boston Harbor in Massachusetts.
    —$73 million for flood protections in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
    —Up to $51 million to reduce hurricane and storm damage risks along the San Clemente, Calif., shoreline.
    —More than $27 million for flood plain restoration along the Willamette River in Oregon.

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