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Latest diversion project for Fargo-Moorhead faces fierce opposition

A proposed diversion project for Fargo-Moorhead would flood several small upstream communities and thousands of acres of farm land. Hundreds of people would be relocated to make room for a large area to hold water during a flood.

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Flooding in Hendrum, 2009 Opposition to Red River diversion project growing A $1.4 billion Red River diversion plan to ease flooding in Fargo-Moorhead is on a fast track. But there is growing opposition to the project in communities downstream from those cities.
Rep. Peterson to seek $1B for Red River flood control U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota wants to spend $1 billion on water storage projects in the Red River valley.
Flooding in Moorhead Army Corps prepares to take on huge Red River diversion project A $1.4 billion project that would divert floodwaters from the Red River around the Fargo-Moorhead area is the largest, most complex project ever undertaken by the Army Corps of Engineers in this region. Some design elements of the 36-mile diversion channel have never been used before.
State estimates flood damage at $14.7 million Spring flooding caused an estimated $14.7 million in damage, state officials announced Friday.

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