This is a bonding year for the Minnesota Legislature. The Red River Watershed Management Board is seeking funding for nine projects. “We’re looking for about $73 million and if we can get these done we’ll have another 100,000 acre feet of new water storage on the landscape,” said Rob Sip, executive director, RRWMB. Inflation has driven these costs higher. “Last year, if we were to get funding for the same projects it would have cost $47 million to $50 million; now that number is closer to $73 million.” The Red River Farm Network broadcast from the RRWMB/Flood Damage Reduction Working Group joint conference in Moorhead.
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