The bipartisan provisions, which now go to the full Senate and House of Representatives for final approval, will ensure that these two projects can continue to move forward
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken along with Representative Collin Peterson today announced that the final water infrastructure conference bill authorizes funding for the Roseau flood project and Marsh Lake restoration. The bipartisan provisions, which now go to the full Senate and House of Representatives for final approval, will ensure that these two projects can continue to move forward. While Roseau's project was included in the Army Corps of Engineers Work plan in March, this authorization helps keep the project on track if there are construction delays due to weather or other circumstances.
“This bipartisan agreement is great news for the Roseau and Marsh Lake projects and an important step to ensuring they are completed,” Klobuchar said. “I’m hopeful the House and Senate will quickly advance this bill so that we can get it to the President’s desk and signed into law.”
"This is an important step for these two projects that have been years in the making,” said Sen. Franken. “For Roseau, this provides certainty that their flood control project will be finally be finished, and for Marsh Lake, this gets them closer to beginning work on lake restoration. I'm very glad that we're getting this done.”
"We've worked closely with community leaders in Roseau and with advocates for the restoration of Marsh Lake, to see these two important projects get the funding they deserve," Peterson said. "I'm glad to see this bipartisan bill finally moving forward."In 2002, devastating flood waters inundated Roseau, destroying homes, businesses, and county and city buildings. The massive damage necessitated years of recovery to safeguard the community from further flood threats. Without this critical flood protection project, the city will remain vulnerable to another flood event