BARNESVILLE, Minn. — The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District's meeting tonight to hear public comments on a possible permit for the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project has been postponed because of the snowstorm.
The meeting has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Dilworth Community Center.
The watershed district has authority to issue a permit for the $2.75 billion diversion project that would divert Red River floodwater into a channel skirting the metro area. The district has drafted proposed conditions for a permit.
Possible conditions include requiring certifiable, 100-year flood protection for Georgetown, Minn., located near the diversion's outlet into the Red River, and flood protection for Wolverton, Minn., located in the project's upstream impact area.