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October 28, 2010

County agencies team up to seek flood protection

Can Mercer County find its own solution to flooding along the Knife River? Four county agencies would like to band together to see if they can find out.

Ed Grunett from the Mercer County Water Board gave a presentation to the Mercer County Commission on his board’s proposal to create a multi-agency flood protection committee that could work with landowners in the Knife River basin to create temporary water storage during flood emergencies. Grunett said the water board, along with the Mercer County Soil Conservation District, Mercer County Emergency Manager and Mercer County Highway Department would form the core of the committee.

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