New Red River diversion project figures released
Fargo, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released updated figures on downstream impacts of a Red River diversion project - and new towns as far north as Thompson are on the list.
The Corps says there are currently more than 1,500 structures at risk in the roughly 60 miles between Fargo and Thompson in the event of a 100-year flood. The proposed diversion project west of Fargo would put an additional 200 structures on the flood plain.
Fargo City Commissioner Brad Wimmer, a member of the Metro Flood Study Work Group, says he expects a new round of complaints from the Corps report. Several residents in downstream cities are protesting the project.
The group will discuss the report in Fargo on Thursday.
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