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Corp Estimates Downstream Impacts of Red River Diversion

August 10, 2010
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Corps released additional information on downstream impacts for Fargo-Moorhead diversion channels to the public

2010-085; Aug. 3, 2010

ST. PAUL, MINN. ā€“ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, released updated downstream impacts to the public today for the proposed Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management project. Information on the downstream impacts can be viewed here .

The most recent analysis examined the anticipated impacts to communities downstream of the proposed diversion channels. Analysis was completed for communities between Georgetown, Minn., and Thompson, N.D.

The draft report and EIS is still available to the public for review and comment. The review period will end Aug. 9, 2010. The report can be viewed at http://www.internationalwaterinstitute.org/feasibility/index.htm or at the public libraries in the cities of Fargo; West Fargo, N.D.; Moorhead, Minn.; and Halstad, Minn. Official comments on the draft EIS may be submitted electronically via the International Water Institute website, or written comments can be directed to Aaron Snyder, Corps of Engineers planner and project manager, 180 East 5th Street, Suite 700, St. Paul, MN 55101.

The Corps, along with its local sponsors, the cities of Fargo and Moorhead, will continue to analyze, optimize and strengthen the final flood damage resolution before the final report and EIS is completed in December 2010.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, serves the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. It contributes around $175 million to the five-state district economy. The more than 638 employees work at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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