Flood Protection

Moorhead, Fargo Mayors Weigh in on Federal Judge’s Block of F-M Diversion Project

The $2.2 billion proposal calls for a diversion channel to carry floodwaters around the Fargo area

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — U.S. District Judge John Tunheim has blocked construction on the F-M Diversion. Tunheim has ruled that the project needs to obtain the necessary permits from Minnesota before construction can proceed. Minnesota so far has rejected the permits. The $2.2 billion proposal calls for a diversion channel to carry floodwaters around the Fargo area. The F-M Diversion Authority and…

Metro Flood Board of Authority to Pick Executive Director

An Executive Director of the Diversion Authority is expected to be picked on Thursday

  FARGO, ND — It is decision time for the Metro Flood Board of Authority. An Executive Director of the Diversion Authority is expected to be picked on Thursday. The final three candidates are Scott Higbee, Melodee Loyer and Jay Neider. The candidates have met with the board and toured flood mitigation projects ongoing in the area. Fargo Mayor Mahoney…

F-M Diversion Project Asking For Public’s Input

There are concerns that the FM diversion project will move faster than money is collected to fund it

FARGO, ND– The Cass County Joint Water Resource District is asking the public for its input about funding the diversion. People previously voted to use sales tax to fund the diversion project. However, there are concerns that the pace of the project will move faster than money is collected. Homeowners who the flood wall would benefit the most are asked…

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Work Plan Includes Funding for Flood Protection in the F-M Area

A groundbreaking was held last month for the inlet structure near Horace

  RED RIVER VALLEY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Fiscal Year 2017 work plan includes $20 million for permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead region. The funding will support the construction of an inlet structure, as well as the design of further flood control features and environmental mitigation projects. A groundbreaking was held last month for the inlet…

City of Fargo Acquires Home Needed for Flood Protection Plan in Rose Creek

The house at 4122 17th Street South has been acquired by eminent domain to build a higher flood wall near Rose Creek in South Fargo

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo is moving forward with its flood protection plans with an acquisition in the Rose Creek neighborhood. The house at 4122 17th Street South has been acquired by eminent domain to build a higher flood wall near Rose Creek in South Fargo. The purchase is not a part of the flood diversion project in…

Fargo Homeowner Fights to Save His Historic Home

The city of Fargo delayed their decision to buy out and demolish a local man's home until the Fargo Historic Preservation Commission meets

Some Fargo homeowners are fighting back against buyouts as part of a project to meet the 500 year flood protection goal. One homeowner said his property has historic significance and he doesn’t want to go. The house designed by the granddaughter of Frank Lloyd Wright was originally constructed in 1958. John Stern has been living here since 1985. Since receiving…