Federal Funding increased to $750 Million
Sen. John Hoeven announced the Assistant Secretary of the Army (ASA) for Civil Works, has approved the renegotiation of the Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for comprehensive flood protection in the Red River Valley.

The ASA also directed the Army Corps to increase the federal participation in the project to $750 million, up from $450 million.

“Thank you to Sen. Hoeven and our whole federal delegation for their tireless work to ensure that flood protection for our region remains a top priority in Washington. This increased funding helps support the work of the Governors Task Force that resulted in the right project for our community,” said Board Chair Mary Scherling, Cass County Commissioner. “Our citizens have stepped up to financially support flood protection and we thank our federal partners for their continued support and prompt response to our request for additional funding.”

“With so many years of study, a permit from the State of Minnesota, and federal funding in place, it is time to move forward on this overdue flood protection for Fargo-Moorhead,” Board Vice-Chair and Clay County Commissioner Kevin Campbell noted. “We also remain committed to our obligations to those upstream and to our local watershed. We will be working with them to appropriately mitigate Project impacts as outlined in the MDNR Permit.”

FM Area Diversion Project
Flood Diversion Authority
 Box 2806, 211 Ninth Street South, Fargo, ND 58108  
Learn more about the FM Area Diversion Project at www.fmdiversion.com