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More states invest in flood control programs

The Army Corps plays a big role in the development of flood control strategies and has turned to public-private partnerships (P3s) to achieve its goals in that area of construction. Work recently restarted on a $2.8 billion Army Corps flood control P3, the first ever for the agency, in the Fargo, North Dakota, and Moorhead, Minnesota, metropolitan area. The project was halted for about a year because of permitting issues, but crews are now making progress on the construction of a concrete control structure with three gates that will regulate flows into a 20-cubic-foot diversion channel, which will be the responsibility of the Army Corps’ future P3 partner.

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