FLOOD DIVERSION AUTHORITY

Senator Hoeven Asks for $35 Million of Federal Funds to Support Diversion

The funds will go towards flood protection of Fargo as well as diversion design and engineering plans

FARGO, N.D. —¬†While the Metro Flood Diversion Authority awaits a decision from the Minnesota DNR on the new diversion plan, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum and Senator John Hoeven stress the need for flood protection across the valley. “This is a huge project, you’re talking more than $2 billion, but really important because this is a dynamic, growing region and…

Governor Burgum, Senator Hoeven Join Discussion on Diversion Project

Governor Doug Burgum and U.S. Senator John Hoeven will join the monthly Metro Flood Diversion Authority meeting.

FARGO, ND — Governor Doug Burgum and U.S. Senator John Hoeven will join the monthly Metro Flood Diversion Authority meeting. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney along with Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams will also be involved in the discussion. Mayor Mahoney says it will be September or October before the Minnesota DNR issues a decision on a permit application for the…

Flood Diversion Authority Submits New Application to Minnesota DNR

The plan impacts much less of rural Minnesota, but adds 2,500 acres of impacted land in Cass County

FARGO, N.D. —¬†After the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) denied the initial diversion application, engineers worked with the Flood Diversion Authority on a new plan that would significantly reduce the impact in rural Minnesota. “The only ones that it really impacts are the ones that are right along the river that were impacted anyway. And we have a highway…

Red River Valley City Leaders to Mark 20th Anniversary of ’97 Flood

The ceremony will commemorate April 17, 1997, the day the Red River crested in Fargo-Moorhead

  HORACE, N.D. — Leaders will mark the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Fargo-Moorhead Flood on Monday. Members of the Flood Diversion Authority and various city and county leaders will hold a ceremony south of Horace at 1 o’clock. The ceremony will commemorate April 17, 1997, the day the Red River crested in Fargo-Moorhead. There will also be a groundbreaking…