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Fargo-Moorhead Feasibility Study

About Project Goals Prior Reports Updates and FAQsPast MeetingsMapsContacts/Comments

Feasibility Study Approval Documents

Signed Report of the Chief of Engineers (December 2011)

OMB Clearance Letter (March 2012)

Record of Decision (April 2012)


Proposed Revised Diversion Alignment - Maple River north to the Outlet

Map of Channel Alignment, Maple River to Outlet (Dec. 2011)

3 Larger Scale Maps, Maple River to Outlet (December 2011)


Feasibility Study

Final Feasibility Report and EIS (FEIS) and Appendices (July 2011)


Proposed Report of the Chief of Engineers (December 2011)

Civil Works Review Board Presentation (September 2011)

Project Map (July 2011)

Final Feasibility Report and EIS Errata Sheet (November 2011)



Comments to the Final Feasibility Report & EIS

Comments to the Final Feasibility Report and EIS (Nov. 2011)


Comments to the Supplemental Draft Feasibility Report

Comments to the Supplemental Draft Feasibility Report (Appendix T) (July 2011)
(53 MB large - It takes some time to open!)

Summarized Comments and Responses (Appendix U)
(July 2011)



Examples of Aqueduct Structures

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The Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area is a major health, educational, cultural, and commercial center serving southeastern North Dakota and west-central Minnesota. The area is prone to flooding; the Red River has exceeded flood stage in 48 of the past 109 years and every year from 1993 through 2011. A 500-year event would flood nearly the entire city of Fargo and a large portion of the city of Moorhead, as well as several smaller communities in the area. Average annual flood damages are estimated at over $194.8 million.

Fargo, Moorhead and the Corps of Engineers are joining together to study possible solutions to reduce flood risk in the entire metropolitan and surrounding area. The study will consider potential alternatives including non-structural flood-proofing, diversion channels, levee/floodwall systems, and flood storage.