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Province looks at permanent dikes in 11 municipalities

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The province has put up $740,000 for feasibility studies to look at permanent dikes in 11 municipalities, Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick said in a release today.

 The communities are Gladstone, Red Deer Lake, Rhineland (Halbstadt), Rockwood (Balmoral), Siglunes (Ashern), St. Andrews (Netley and Wavey creeks), St. Clements (Peltz Drive/St. Peters Road), East St. Paul (Highland Park), Grahamdale (Moosehorn), Bifrost (Arborg) and Tache (Landmark).

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 "The value of community ring dikes in the Red River Valley has been proven several times and these studies are the first step toward providing permanent flood protection works for more Manitoba communities," Melnick said in a statement. "The funding for these studies is in addition to the funding available for construction of these dikes under the joint Canada-Manitoba Flood Mitigation Program."

 Construction of the flood protection works will be cost-shared by the federal, provincial and municipal governments on a 45/45/10 basis. Construction on the first projects are expected to begin in the summer of 2012.

 There are more than 600 applications being processed for individual flood-proofing projects.

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