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This article was published 18/3/2014 (1193 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Some of the cash left over from the Red River Floodway expansion will be diverted to Brandon for flood-protection efforts here.
The province said today that $27 million will be used to enhance existing flood infrastructure in Brandon, but projects details haven't yet been confirmed. About $22 million of that had already been pledged by the province, for ongoing dike work.
Another seven rural communities will share nearly $15 million to convert temporary flood protection into permanent infrastructure.
The money is surplus from the Red River Floodway expansion, which more than doubled its capacity, upgrading that floodway from a 1-in-90 year level of flood protection to a 1-in-700 year level.
The cost of that expansion was budgeted at $665 million, which was split 50/50 between the province and the federal government. However, new numbers show that it came in about $38 million under budget.