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Published May 05, 2014, 05:52 PM

Cass County puts nearly $2 million into rural flood protection

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Cass County's Flood Sales Tax Committee is pumping nearly $2 million of tax payer money into rural flood protection.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Cass County's Flood Sales Tax Committee is pumping nearly $2 million of tax payer money into rural flood protection.

The committee approved roughly $1.7 million for funding flood prevention and retention projects, specifically in areas that will not benefit from the Red River Diversion project.

The money comes from Cass County's voter approved sales tax for flood protection.

Ken Pawluk/ Cass County Commissioner: “It goes to retaining water, holding water back, and also providing protection for communities that are threatened through levee re-certification and also some new additional levees for some of the towns.”

The $1.7 million total will allow the county to reserve some unallocated sales tax funds to future projects and updates.

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