The state Water Commission has reallocated just over $11 million from the flood protection efforts in the city of Minot to do work outside the city.
Construction on the first three phases of the project is underway in Minot.
Souris River Water Board representative Ryan Ackerman told the Water Commission the budget for those three phases was about $120 million.
"The bids came in roughly around $100 million," Ackerman said. "We had the savings of $20 million."
The state share is roughly 65 percent of that, or about $11 million.