Members and staff of the North Dakota and Minnesota Congressional delegations are working with the Diversion Authority on the next steps that need to be taken to secure permanent flood protection for Fargo and Moorhead in the form of the FM Area Diversion Project.

The Diversion Project continues to receive good report cards from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. According to Col. Daniel C. Koprowski, commander of the Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, the Corps has been very impressed by the teamwork and collaboration between the sponsors and the Corps.

The Diversion Authority has approved the 2016 budget for continuing work on the FM Area Diversion Project. The 2016 budget is $237.5 million, which includes more than $96 million for existing projects and $141 million for new ones.