FM Diversion

USACoE back funding for "Plan B "

May 3, 2018
T.McDonald / Prairie Public

Senator John Hoeven says there has been a lot of support put behind the Red River Diversion project from all levels. He says while the diversion is important to the Fargo-Moorhead area, the private-public-partnership used to develop the project is becoming an item of interest for others…

"...We have the equation. This P-3 project is an equation that the rest of the country is looking at. Right no this is the the P-3 project for the Corps of Engineers."

F-M Diversion Authority to seek new MN DNR permit

Feb 21, 2018
Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

The Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority plans to file a new permit application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for the proposed diversion project next month.

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney told the Legislature’s interim Water Topics Committee – the application will be filed March 9th.

"The reason we want to get the permit application in is it takes three to six months to get it approved," Mahoney said in an interview after the meeting. "DNR wants us to move forward. We think it's a good sign."

FM Diversion sees possible resolutions

Dec 12, 2017

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says he’s encouraged by the actions of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Flood Diversion Task Force. The group – which included the Governors of North Dakota and Minnesota -- wrapped up a series of meetings aimed at moving the F-M Diversion project forward. Mayor Mahoney says the project is in a much better place than it was 6-weeks ago…

"...I believe they had six or seven parameters that were placed out there today. And we got consensus on all but about two of them. And those two, I think, we can work with the D.N.R. to get solutions."

Dave Thompson / Prairie Public

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney said there’s no reason to stop the construction of flood control structures around Oxbow.

A federal judge in Minnesota has ordered a halt to some parts of the FM flood control and diversion project, because the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hasn’t issued permits for the project. Some upstream opponents have said all construction should stop until some agreement is worked out, and the Minnesota DNR issues the permits.

T.McDonald / Prairie Public

Partners in the development of the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion project have formally enacted an agreement to let work begin on the diversion. Army Corps Project Manager Terry Williams says the diversion has been in development since 2008 and as of today (Monday) bids are being called for on the first portion of the project…

“…Our first contract is supposed to be the diversion inlet structure and that would start construction this fall.”

Dayton Discusses Diversion

Sep 3, 2014

A listening session of sorts for Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, Tuesday evening… Dayton met with residents of Wilkin County along with area leaders about the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion.

Todd McDonald has details…