Two dams on Red River get modernizedOfficials have finished work on a $1.7 million project to modify two dams on the Red River near Oxbow.
FARGO (AP) — Officials have finished work on a $1.7 million project to modify two dams on the Red River near Oxbow.
The Forum newspaper reported that the dams at Hickson and Christine were renovated to enhance fish passage and improve safety for recreationists.
Fargo owns the two dams, as well as three others on the river. All five have now been modified to reduce the risk of drowning deaths.
Only one of the eight dams on the Red south of the Canadian border still needs to be modernized. An upgrade to the dam at Drayton is planned as part of the Red River diversion project in the Fargo area. Officials say that once that is complete, fish will have 600 miles of free-flowing river to navigate.