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'Waffle' plan could reduce flooding along Red River

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A proposal called the "waffle plan" to temporarily store water in fields could decrease peak flood stages along the Red River in Fargo-Moorhead by 3.6 feet to 4.5 feet, a researcher said Thursday.


The proposal would save in excess of $500 million under more than half of 22 spring flooding scenarios studied by the University of North Dakota's Energy and Environmental Research Center.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to