SAME-MSP JANUARY WEBINAR:
Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project
January 20, 2021 at 12pm CST via WebEx | WebEx details to be emailed to registered attendees prior to presentation
Presenter: Terry Williams, Program Manager with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District
Cost: FREE for Members | FREE for Non-Members
The purpose of the Fargo‐Moorhead (FM) Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management project is to reduce flood risk and damages resulting from flood events in the Fargo‐Moorhead Metropolitan Area. The metropolitan area is approximately 600 square miles, encompasses several smaller communities, and has a population of approximately 200,000 people. The $2.8 billion project consists of a 30-mile-long diversion channel, a 20-mile Southern Embankment with three large, gated structures (on the Wild Rice River, Red River of the North, and at the entrance to the Diversion Channel), upstream staging of floodwaters, and in-town levee/floodwall features. The presentation will include an update on the federal design and construction of the Southern Embankment portion of the project and the design and construction of the Diversion Channel by the FM Diversion Authority using a Public-Private-Partnership.