Fargo Moorhead Metro Area

We’re on our way to permanent flood protection

Fargo-Moorhead Metro Area

We’re on our way to permanent flood protection

Metro Flood Diversion Authority Awards $1 Billion Contract to tame the Red River of the North

Historic Public-Private Partnership Infrastructure Project First P3 flood management project in North America

Metro Flood Diversion Authority Selects Red River Valley Alliance as P3 Partner

Historic public-private partnership infrastructure project; First P3 flood management project in North America

What is the FM Area Diversion?

Protecting our Neighbors – Protecting our Future

The FM Area Diversion, now under construction, is an innovative and comprehensive flood management system being constructed jointly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metro Flood Diversion Authority.

The project will provide permanent, reliable flood protection to the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Metro Area, as well as surrounding rural communities. Funding for the $2.75 billion FM Area Diversion combines revenues from voter approved sales taxes in the City of Fargo and Cass County with critical funding and financing support from the states of North Dakota and Minnesota and the Federal Government.

Metro Flood Diversion Authority
Selects Red River Valley Alliance
as P3 Partner

Historic public-private partnership infrastructure project;
First P3 flood management project in North America

What is the FM Area Diversion?

Protecting our Neighbors – Protecting our Future

The FM Area Diversion, now under construction, is an innovative and comprehensive flood management system being constructed jointly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metro Flood Diversion Authority.

The project will provide permanent, reliable flood protection to the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Metro Area, as well as surrounding rural communities. Funding for the $2.75 billion FM Area Diversion combines revenues from voter approved sales taxes in the City of Fargo and Cass County with critical funding and financing support from the states of North Dakota and Minnesota and the Federal Government.

What is the FM Area Diversion?

Protecting our Neighbors – Protecting our Future

The FM Area Diversion, now under construction, is an innovative and comprehensive flood management system being constructed jointly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Metro Flood Diversion Authority.

The project will provide permanent, reliable flood protection to the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Metro Area, as well as surrounding rural communities. Funding for the $2.75 billion FM Area Diversion combines revenues from voter approved sales taxes in the City of Fargo and Cass County with critical funding and financing support from the states of North Dakota and Minnesota and the Federal Government.

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Curious about the Diversion design?

Click an icon on the interactive map to learn more

The FM Area Diversion’s state-of-the art engineering design features a 30-mile Diversion Channel, a 20-mile Southern Embankment, and miles of flood walls and levees along the water ways within the metro area.  The Diversion Channel will carry flood waters safely around the Metro Area during times of extreme flooding. Flood waters coming from the Red River and its tributaries will be directed into the Diversion Channel and safely through town via three control structures along the Southern Embankment. Miles of flood walls, levees, and numerous pump stations allow floodwaters to pass safely through the cities of Fargo and Moorhead.

Curious about the Diversion Project design?

Click an icon on the interactive map to learn more

The FM Area Diversion’s state-of-the art engineering design features a 30-mile Diversion Channel, a 20-mile Southern Embankment, and miles of flood walls and levees along the water ways within the metro area.  The Diversion Channel will carry flood waters safely around the Metro Area during times of extreme flooding. Flood waters coming from the Red River and its tributaries will be directed into the Diversion Channel and safely through town via three control structures along the Southern Embankment. Miles of flood walls, levees, and numerous pump stations allow floodwaters to pass safely through the cities of Fargo and Moorhead.