ST. PAUL, Minn. – Col. Michael Price, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District commander, will be in Fargo, N.D., May 1-2.
Price will be in Fargo to meet with the Corps design teams working on the proposed Fargo-Moorhead flood risk management project. While in town, the design teams will tour the project area, meet the sponsor’s (cities’) design teams and discuss design topics. Price will be available to meet with media on Wednesday, May 2, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., at the Country Inn and Suites, 3316 13th Ave., Fargo. Contact Shannon Bauer, 612-840-9453, if interested in setting up an appointment at this time.
The proposed flood risk management project would involve the construction of a 36-mile long diversion channel located in North Dakota that would direct floodwater around the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. The project would temporarily store up to 200,000 acre-feet of flood water immediately upstream of the diversion channel inlet in order to minimize downstream impacts.
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 700 employees work at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
Release no. 12-042