Flood Protection

Army Corps of Engineers & state officials review Red River Diversion project

The project is expected to reach completion by 2026.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — The commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers joins North Dakota and Minnesota officials to tour construction of the Red River Diversion project. “This is a model for the country, for the future, for the core of engineers to build public work projects and we’re doing it right here in North Dakota,” North Dakota Senator…

The Chamber discusses F-M Diversion project

This is the biggest project that's in the bonding bill."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – The Chamber holds an Eggs and Issues discussion with members of the legislation to talk about a $435.5 million bonding bill on the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project. At just under $800 million, House bill 1431 is proposing a series of projects in the Fargo-Moorhead area. One project in the bill will take a little over half of…

Sen. John Hoeven visits F-M Diversion inlet concrete pour

The Tuesday visit was the first time Senator Hoeven has been on site since construction began.

HORACE, N.D. — Progress is being made on part of the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven was in town to see it firsthand. Construction on the Red River inlet began in spring of 2017. The $46 million inlet is the first of three structures being built as part of the F-M Area Diversion Project. It will…

$100 Million In Flood Protection Work By Army Corps Planned in Fargo-Moorhead in 2020

The federal government has committed $750 million towards the diversion.

FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to do $100 million in flood protection construction work in the FM metro this year. The money is included in the 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. It will help fulfill the federal government’s increased funding commitment under the new Project Partnership Agreement. The money is just a drop in…

Permit Denied For FM Diversion Project By Buffalo-Red River Watershed District

The Diversion Authority is already consulting with its lawyers about what the next step should be

FARGO, ND — The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District has voted against issuing a permit for the FM Diversion project. Chair of the FM Diversion Authority, Mary Scherling, says she is disappointed but hopes the two sides can still work out a compromise. The Diversion Authority is already consulting with its lawyers about what the next step should be. Scherling says…

LIVE: Cass County Begins Flood Protection with Sandbagging

People can volunteer on weekdays and weekends through April 5th

WEST FARGO– You can purchase bundles of 1,000 bags at the county’s highway department and have the sand delivered to your home. You can help the county reach its goal of filling 300,000 bags by signing up to volunteer online. Click on the link to sign up. Categories: Flood Fight 2020, Morning – In The Community Tags: Cass County, Flood Protection,…

Cass County Looking for Volunteers to Fill Sandbags

Volunteers are needed both weekdays and weekends. 

FARGO, ND — Cass County Government is seeking volunteers to fill sandbags at the Cass County Highway Shop located at 1201 Main Avenue West in West Fargo between Wednesday, March 27th and Friday, April 5th. Volunteers are needed both weekdays and weekends.  Weekday shifts run from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  On Saturday, March 30th, volunteers are needed from 8:00 a.m….

Renegotiation Results In $300 Million Boost In Flood Protection For Red River Valley

Senator John Hoeven says the federal funding is essential to move Plan B forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Red River Valley flood protection just got an additional $300 million boost in federal money after the Assistant Secretary of the Army approved a renegotiation. “What this means now is that instead of funding $450 million for permanent flood protection, the Corp of Engineers will now fund $750 million for permanent flood protection in the Red River Valley,”…

Army Corps 2019 Work Plan Includes Another $35 Million For Fargo-Moorhead Flood Protection

The funding will cover work on the inlet structure south of Horace, the control structure on the Wild Rice River as well as additional design work

FARGO, ND — More federal money is going into flood protection for Fargo-Moorhead. Senators Hoeven and Heitkamp announced that $35 million is included for flood protection construction in the Army Corps 2019 work plan. Hoeven says the “funding comes at a critical time and will help ensure the project’s procurement process and construction can move forward”. The funding will cover work…

Local Leaders Discuss Diversion Progress, Additional Federal Funding

Senator John Hoeven and Major General Scott Spellmon were briefed on the current status of the project

FARGO, N.D. — As the Deputy Commanding Officer for Civil and Emergency Operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Major General Scott Spellmon is used to dealing with natural disasters. But as he goes around the country to help out others, he looks to one day stop a catastrophe before it even happens. “He’s going from here to Florida. Now…