Leaders of Fargo, Moorhead, the Flood Diversion Board of Authority and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Ms. Jo-Ellen Darcy, will come together on Monday, July 11, to sign a project partnership agreement (PPA) for the FM Area Diversion Project.
The PPA is the official agreement that marks the beginning of the Diversion Project’s construction phase . The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is anticipated to begin construction this fall.
The signing event will be at 12:00 noon, Monday, July 11, at the Fargo Community Theatre. Doors will open to the public for the event at 11:30 a.m..
“This is a historic moment for our area,” Darrell Vanyo, Chair of the Flood Diversion Board of Authority said. “Reaching this milestone is a testament to the hard work and dedication of many individuals. This is another big step toward building permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead area.”
As the Diversion Project enters the construction phase, the Diversion Authority will continue to coordinate with Minnesota, North Dakota, and all agencies that have helped establish this Project. In addition, development and implementation of plans to mitigate the Project’s impacts will be a focus for the Diversion Authority.
- Agreement Reached to End Lawsuits and Compensate for Impacts from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project — October 26, 2020
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2021 Work Plan Includes $115 Million Appropriation for FM Area Diversion Project — January 21, 2021
- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Conduct Geomorphic Surveys in the Fargo-Moorhead area — August 10, 2020 https://fmdiversion.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/BioGeo2-225×300.png
- Minnesota DNR Issues Final Agency Decision upholding permit to construct the Fargo-Moorhead Flood Diversion Project — February 10, 2021