- Associated Press - Sunday, June 22, 2014

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Some Fargo-area residents are celebrating the approval of a federal water projects bill that includes authorization for a Red River diversion.

President Barack Obama earlier this month signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act that allows for construction of the 36-mile channel. Congress must separately pass legislation to pay for the nearly $2 billion flood control project.

Residents in the Fargo and Moorhead area have dealt with the threat of serious spring flood in four of the last six years. The diversion would take about 10 years to build.

The party is scheduled for 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hotel Donaldson in downtown Fargo.

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