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 Jason Hager, left, and Paul Machajewski, both Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District employees, discuss building a temporary levee along 2nd Street in Fargo to help protect the city from flooding due to the rising Red River of the North April 26. This is the fourth time in the past five years that the Corps has supported the city’s flood fight. USACE photo by Patrick MoesTim Bertschi, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District area flood manager for the Red River of the North, and Col. Michael Price, Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District commander, discuss the Corps’ temporary emergency levee construction to assist the city of Fargo

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Corps of Engineers contractor set to resume work at diversion inlet structure
6/6/2019
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, contractor Ames Construction, Inc., is preparing to resume construction activities on the diversion inlet structure, near Horace,...
Corps of Engineers continues water management efforts to reduce flooding
4/25/2019
ST. PAUL, Minn. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, continues managing its reservoirs to reduce flood threats to communities in the Upper Midwest....
Caution urged as Corps of Engineers sets date for winter drawdown at Homme Dam
3/8/2019
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is lowering the reservoir elevation at Homme Dam within the Red River of the North basin in anticipation of spring snow melt....
Corps of Engineers completes Environmental Assessment for latest changes to the Fargo-Moorhead flood risk management Project
3/4/2019
ST. PAUL, Minn. –Col. Sam Calkins, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, signed a ‘Finding of No Significant Impact’ for an Environmental Assessment, or EA, completed for...
Corps annual Snow surveys provide flood forecast data ahead of spring thaw
2/27/2019
A team with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will continue collecting snow surveys throughout the region March 4-14. ...
Corps of Engineers begins winter drawdowns in Red River of the North basin
2/26/2019
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is lowering its reservoir elevations within the Red River of the North basin in anticipation of spring snow melt....
Corps of Engineers increases outflows from Baldhill Dam
2/6/2019
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, began increasing releases from Baldhill Dam on the Sheyenne River near Valley City, North Dakota, today due to recent snow water...
Public invited to learn about proposed changes to the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project
9/5/2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, invite the public to attend a Sept. 13, meeting to learn about...
Public invited to comment on Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management
8/27/2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, posted a copy of its draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment, or Supplemental EA, for the Fargo, N.D./Moorhead, Minn.,...
Corps of Engineers begins drawdown plans in Red River of the North basin
3/12/2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is lowering its reservoir elevations within the Red River of the North basin in anticipation of spring snow melt....
Corps seeks comments on Petersburg, North Dakota, sewer replacement
1/5/2018
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is seeking public comments on plans to replace the sewer system in Petersburg, North Dakota. ...
Corps of Engineers plans brief outflow reduction at Baldhill Dam
7/10/2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is reducing outflows into the Sheyenne River at Baldhill Dam, located northwest of Valley City, North Dakota, to approximately...
Corps continues Fargo-Moorhead diversion project survey field work
6/22/2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Flood Diversion Board of Authority, will continue its field surveys for the Fargo-Moorhead flood...
Fargo-Moorhead diversion project receives $20 million in Corps work plan
5/25/2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, received $20 million to continue construction of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Flood Risk Management Project in the U.S. Army...
Federal and local leaders invite the community to remember 1997 flood; celebrate groundbreaking on federal project
4/17/2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Board of Authority invite the public to a 1997 Flood Commemoration and Groundbreaking Ceremony...
Federal and local leaders invite the community to remember 1997 flood; celebrate groundbreaking on federal project
3/24/2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, and the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Board of Authority invite the public to a 1997 Flood Commemoration and Groundbreaking Ceremony...
Corps of Engineers contractor set to begin work at diversion inlet structure
2/14/2017
ST. PAUL, Minn. – A contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is preparing to start construction activities on the diversion inlet structure, near Horace, North Dakota, this...
Corps of Engineers remains committed to building Fargo-Moorhead project
10/5/2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is committed to pursuing permanent flood risk management for the communities of Moorhead, Minnesota, and Fargo, Harwood, Horace...
Corps to participate at construction contracting industry day in Fargo, N.D.
2/25/2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is participating at a construction contracting industry day in Fargo, North Dakota, March 8. ...
Fargo-Moorhead diversion project receives federal funding for construction
2/9/2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota, flood risk management project achieved another milestone today, Feb. 9, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its 2016 Work Plan...
Corps of Engineers and the Sand Hill River Watershed District partner on an ecosystem restoration project in Polk County
11/24/2014
ST. PAUL, MINN. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently partnered with the Sand Hill River Watershed District to provide a fish passage project along the Sand Hill River in...
Corps of Engineers begins winter draw downs of its reservoirs
11/14/2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, recently started its annual winter draw down of eight of its Minnesota and North Dakota reservoirs....
Environmental Assessment available for public review and comment for proposed Wild Rice Dam Removal
8/15/2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is proposing to remove Wild Rice Dam as a mitigation feature for the proposed Fargo, N.D./Moorhead, Minn., flood risk management...
Corps of Engineers to hold open house for Maple River aqueduct model
7/21/2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will host an open house, Thursday, July 24, of the Maple River aqueduct physical model built to aid in the design of the Fargo,...
Corps of Engineers assisting communities following historic rain, flooding
6/24/2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is providing technical and direct assistance to communities following historic rain events this month. ...
Corps of Engineers makes adjustments to reduce flood threats along Red River of the North
6/16/2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, closed the White Rock Dam gates, near Wheaton, Minn., today, June 16, to minimize downstream flooding. ...
Fargo-Moorhead diversion channel project receives federal authorization
6/10/2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Fargo, N.D/Moorhead, Minn., diversion channel project achieved another milestone today, June 10, when President Barack Obama signed the Water Resource Reform and Development Act...
Corps solicits input on proposed changes to Homme Dam operations
2/14/2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will host a public meeting to solicit feedback on a Corps proposal to update the water control plan for the Homme Reservoir on...
Corps of Engineers plans Lake Traverse winter drawdown
2/13/2014
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin drawing down Lake Traverse, west of Wheaton, Minn., Feb 18, in preparation for the spring melt....
International Red River Board to host public meeting
1/13/2014
Winnipeg, MB.—The International Red River Board will be hosting a public open house meeting at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ...
Corps of Engineers announces proposal to accept funds from the Wild Rice Watershed District
12/18/2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, published an announcement of its intent to accept funds from the Wild Rice Watershed District for the purpose of expediting Corps review and...
Corps of Engineers begins winter draw downs of its reservoirs
11/1/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, started its annual winter draw down of eight of its Minnesota and North Dakota reservoirs recently....
Corps of Engineers releases final Environmental Assessment package for changes to proposed Fargo, N.D./Moorhead, Minn., diversion channel
9/20/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Col. Daniel C. Koprowski, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, signed a ‘Finding of No Significant Impact’ for a final Environmental Assessment, or EA,...
Corps seeks public comment on Pembina, N.D., flood risk reduction project modifications
7/10/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, posted a draft environmental assessment, or EA, on our website today for proposed modifications to the Pembina, N.D., Flood...
Corps and Diversion Authority to host landowner meeting on proposed Fargo-Moorhead diversion project design updates
6/19/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Flood Diversion Board of Authority, will host a meeting June 26 to update potentially affected landowners...
Environmental Assessment public meeting for proposed Fargo-Moorhead diversion project
6/19/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, in cooperation with the Flood Diversion Board of Authority, will host a meeting June 25 to discuss the latest Environmental...
Corps of Engineers offers tips for citizens monitoring levees
4/29/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, offers the following tips to citizens monitoring levees. ...
Corps begins temporary levee construction on 2nd street in Fargo, N.D.
4/26/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, will begin constructing temporary emergency levees on 2nd Street in Fargo, N.D., today, April 26....
Corps awards emergency work contracts for Fargo and Grafton, N.D.
4/23/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded contracts to build temporary emergency levees in Fargo, N.D....
Corps nearly complete with its Red River of the North reservoir drawdowns
4/5/2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is nearly complete with the drawdown of its Red River of the North reservoirs in preparation for potential flooding due to the...

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