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ND Legislature Approves $180 Million Additional for Project; Diversion Board to Continue Working on Financial Plan and Preparing for Project Construction

April 25, 2019 – Diversion Authority Chair and Cass County Commissioner Mary Scherling responded to the North Dakota Legislature’s Commitment of $750 Million for the FM Area Diversion Project.

“We are very grateful for the state’s continued support and we will continue working with our technical and financial advisors to ensure this Project is built in the most efficient and cost-effective manner,” she said. “The Diversion Board is extremely grateful to our local legislators who stepped up this session to increase the state’s financial support of this important project.”

“The Legislature has a difficult job of balancing needs across the state,” Diversion Authority Finance Committee Chair and Fargo City Commissioner Tony Grindberg said. “We really appreciate their continued financial support when it comes to our need for permanent flood protection.”

For more information about the current financial plan and all Diversion Project updates, visit www.fmdiversion.gov or www.twitter.com/fmdiversion.