River Bank Stabilization Project in Valley City


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City, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) Work on river bank stabilization along the Sheyenne River on west Main in Valley City is a step closer.

The Soil Conservation District Watershed Project will place rocks, timbers and other material to prevent further river bank erosion near the Elks building along the Sheyenne River.

Soil Conservation District spokeswoman Lori Frank says an E-P-A grant will pay for 60 percent of the $170,000 bank stabilization. Two property owners and the city are also pay for a share of the project.

Franks says the 350-foot river bank restoration will start near the city park bridge and run back toward 2nd street southwest. She explains why it’s unique.

Valley City Mayor Bob Werkhoven says other areas of the city could benefit from a stabilization project like this in the future.

The city commission approved of paying the city’s share of slightly more than $4,000 at Monday’s meeting.  Bids on the project are expected to be let in June.

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