U.S. Senate Passes Bill Authorizing Diversion
A measure that would provide federal authorization for the
Fargo-Moorhead (FM) Area Diversion Project, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2013 (S. 601), has passed the U.S. Senate.
Read Senator Hoeven's statements here.
Read Senator Heitkamp's statements here.
Diversion Authority Makes Ring Levee Recommendation to Corps
Members of the Diversion Authority have voted unanimously to
recommend building 500 year flood protection for communities upstream of
the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Governor Dalrymple Signs Bill to Fund FM Area Diversion
North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has signed House Bill 1020, which
includes approximately $100 million for flood protection efforts in Cass
County. The legislation also provides legislative intent for $450
million in state funding for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project
once certain conditions are met.
42.5 Feet Is Not Enough
To help combat floods in the short-term, Fargo has developed an interim goal to protect the city to 42.5 feet. This number has been used in a number of different ways, by a number of different people, to make a number of different arguments.
Before/After Maps Tell the Tale
Maps shown recently at public meetings, and posted here, show in detail what a 100-year flood and a 500-year flood would look like in the greater Fargo-Moorhead area…both today, and with the F-M Area Diversion Project in place.
Letters of support for the Diversion Project have been issued by The Business Leaders for Permanent Flood Protection Task Force and the City Council of the City of Harwood, ND. We are thankful for the support.
New Document Corrects False Information on Diversion
Numerous studies have shown that the Diversion Project is the only project that can protect the Fargo-Moorhead area from the kind of flooding experts say is possible in the future. However, several pieces of false information regarding the Project have been circulating, which is why a new document has been created to provide the facts.