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Spotlight on criticism of flood diversion project

FARGO – A little more than 2,000 additional acres of land under water as a result of the flood diversion to protect Fargo-Moorhead. That’s the total area in Richland and Wilkin counties that would be submerged in the event of a 100-year flood because of the diversion, beyond the area that already would be under water regardless of the project, according to officials.

F-M diversion leaders move forward on contested ring dike Press Pass Archive

FARGO – With the threat of a federal injunction from project opponents looming, diversion leaders moved ahead Thursday with a ring levee around three communities south of the Fargo-Moorhead area in hopes of starting construction in July.

'When will people get the message you can't drive through floods?' Woman rescued from U.S. 81 near Minto Press Pass Archive

'When will people get the message you can't drive through floods?' Woman rescued from U.S. 81 near Minto

MINTO, N.D. – There was more than 3 feet of water flowing over a section of U.S. Highway 81 on Thursday morning, but the driver of the car was intent on crossing to the other side.

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AUDIO: Hwy. 81 near Minto closed due to flooding Press Pass Archive

MINTO, N.D. - U.S. Highway 81 is closed through Minto Thursday morning, the result of flooding caused by an ice jam on the Forest River. The road was closed at about 3 a.m., approximately 90 minutes after water started threatening the road, according to Walsh County Emergency Manager Brent Nelson.

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Red River expected to crest below flood stage in Fargo Press Pass Archive

Red River expected to crest below flood stage in Fargo

FARGO – The Red River here is expected to crest early Friday at 17.7 feet, shy of minor flood stage, which begins at 18 feet, according to a forecast by the National Weather Service.

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VIDEO: Flyover of F-M diversion proposal

VIDEO: Flyover of F-M diversion proposal

This Google Earth animation, provided by the F-M Area Diversion Project Public Outreach Team and produced by the Army Corps of Engineers, shows the proposed alignment of the diversion project.

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Red River basin flood outlook remains mild Press Pass Archive

FARGO – A warm-up next week is expected to unleash the spring thaw in the southern Red River Valley, with mild to moderate flooding still expected, according to an outlook issued Friday by the National Weather Service.

Magistrate hears oral arguments in lawsuit against F-M diversion project Press Pass Archive

DULUTH, Minn. — Allegations in a lawsuit challenging the planned construction of the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project rely heavily on future determinations that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has not yet made, attorneys for the project argued Thursday in seeking the dismissal of most counts.

F-M diversion opponents plan to seek injunction blocking ring dike construction Press Pass Archive

F-M diversion opponents plan to seek injunction blocking ring dike construction

FARGO – A group of Fargo-Moorhead diversion opponents suing local leaders in federal court over the proposed flood protection project say they plan to ask a federal judge to block construction of a ring levee south of the metro, a controversial piece of the project.

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Slim chance of flood a relief after recent years’ hectic prep Press Pass Archive

Slim chance of flood a relief after recent years’ hectic prep

FARGO - With three major floods in the past five years, and the threat of one last year, beating back a rising Red River has nearly become a springtime tradition here. So what happens in a year like this one when the river is, for once, tame?

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Readers recall fighting massive flood of 2009 Press Pass Archive

Readers recall fighting massive flood of 2009

The Forum asked readers to submit their memories of the record-setting 2009 flood here. Here are some of their stories:

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Forum staff members remember record flood of 2009 Press Pass Archive

On the five-year anniversary of the record-setting Fargo-Moorhead crest in 2009, some memories of that year’s flood from staff of The Forum and Forum News Service.

Record-setting Red River flood five years ago grabbed world's attention Press Pass Archive

Record-setting Red River flood five years ago grabbed world's attention

Five years ago today, the Fargo-Moorhead area held its collective breath. The Red River gauge in Fargo hovered at 40.84 feet, the highest flood crest ever seen here. And yet nobody declared victory.

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Send us your memories of the 2009 record flood Press Pass Archive

What are your lasting impressions of Fargo-Moorhead's record-breaking flood of 2009? The Forum, in preparations for a Sunday story, is looking for your memories from that spring.

Procedural Moorhead council vote on Oxbow levee sparks debate Press Pass Archive

Procedural Moorhead council vote on Oxbow levee sparks debate

MOORHEAD – Despite a councilwoman’s concerns that the action might be illegal, the City Council here passed a procedural flood diversion agreement Monday with a split vote.

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