Fargo Moorhead Metro Area

On our way to permanent flood protection

Upon the historic project’s completion in 2027, more than 235,000 people, along with their homes and businesses, will be protected from the catastrophic flooding the area has experienced in past years.

Get a closer look at the components that comprise the project by using this interactive map.


How will the FM Area Diversion work?

Greg Thompson, a professional engineer and certified floodplain manager, explains how the many components of the FM Area Diversion will work together to divert floodwater around the Fargo-Moorhead metro area. He breaks down the control structure operation, locations of the Southern Embankment and Diversion Channel, the function of the aqueducts, and how water levels will change when the project operates. Watch it on our YouTube channel and subscribe for ongoing video updates.

New Bridges
Residents Protected
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Diversion Channel
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Southern Embankment