- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has authorized the transfer of $1.8 million from the state emergency fund to qualify for federal funds to repair damaged flood control structures.

Fallin announced the transfer Tuesday and said the structures are vital to protect Oklahomans and their property from flooding.

The state dollars will secure additional funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The agency’s emergency watershed protection program will help repair more than 60 structures in 16 counties damaged by last spring’s floods.

Oklahoma has more than 2,100 small watershed upstream flood control dams to slow flood waters in springs and creeks. USDA figures indicate those impoundments prevented more than $91 million in damage last May, when the state was beset by torrential rains.

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