FM Diversion – Fargo Moorhead Area Diversion Project

Project Journal

July 11th, 201701697 Taken Monday, June 10, 2017 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' contractor is busy working at the site of the future FM Area Diversion Project Inlet and Control structure south of Horace. Flyover video taken June 16, 2017     According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Inlet Structure Construction Update As of today, the contractor has completed the fill placement on the right dam embankment. Channel excavation continues in the connecting channel and placement within the excavated material berm. Week ahead: Channel excavation is scheduled to continue with...

June 2nd, 20170745 The Forum of Fargo Moorhead posted a special section titled 'History in the Making' focused on flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead community and the Project. See a PDF of the edition here. Read online versions of the special below: Inside the FM Diversion Series Diverted waters: A long history of flooding leads to massive, contentious project Recalling tough flood years, diversion leaders say collaboration key to long-term protection Four members of North Dakota's delegation remember flood fights Column: Community's darkest hour revealed spirit of Fargo Contributions sought to help tell F-M area's...

April 16th, 20170970   Although it’s been twenty years since the spring of 1997, West Fargo homeowner Karen Kraft carries memories from those months with her as she walks across her yard. “Over there, the kids were sledding down a snow pile while we were over here sandbagging the house,” she says, laughing. She casually shows the propane tank that flipped over during the flood leaving the family without heat. Now it’s tied to the ground. “There were so many memories. A lot of funny things happened, and you just had to laugh about some things.” But there were times that were more stressful than amusing. The moment Kraft and her...

January 19th, 201701821 Panel included City of Fargo, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Members of the FM Diversion Authority, U.S. Army of Corps of Engineers (Corps), and other leaders from around the region attended the Red River Basin Commission Conference in Fargo. The conference brought residents from the Red River Basin together to discuss land and water management issues. The event focuses on basin-wide education that results in improved management of natural resources. Col. Samuel Calkins, the District Commander of the St. Paul District of the Corps, and City of Fargo engineer April Walker presented on...

October 6th, 201601900 Numerous public leaders reconfirmed their commitment to building the FM Area Diversion Project this morning during a press conference at Fargo City Hall. “Fargo and Moorhead need a permanent flood solution,” Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said. “The reality is we have gotten over many hurdles with this project. It’s now a federally-authorized project and we have a Joint Powers Agreement. We need a solution and this is not the time to put on the brakes.” “We need to work together on this,” Moorhead Mayor Del Rae Williams said. “This is not a Minnesota thing. It’s not a North Dakota thing. I love my state and I’m proud of...