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WEST FARGO -- Tile drainage of farm fields has been cast as a villain that aggravates flooding in the Red River Valley, but also held out as a great hope for better managing runoff to minimize flooding.

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The debate has raged -- especially since the record 2009 flood -- without a comprehensive scientific assessment of the pros and cons of subsurface field drainage and flooding.

Until now.

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