FARGO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is requesting public feedback on a draft Environmental Assessment released Wednesday, July 1, for the drain 27 wetland restoration project in Fargo.
Corps staff are proposing to restore 320 acres of farmland to wetland and upland prairie. The project would mitigate unavoidable wetland impacts from constructing parts of the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project. These locations encompass the southern embankment and associated infrastructure, including the Red River Structure, the Wild Rice River Structure, the Diversion Inlet Structure and the Interstate Highway 29 road raise.
A draft describing the project and its environmental impacts is available at www.mvp.usace.army.mil/Home/PublicNotices.aspx.
A virtual meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, to discuss the project and gather feedback. The following link can be used to join the meeting: fmdiversion.gov/wetlandsmeeting/. Those interested can also join the meeting by calling 701-566-0694 using conference ID 231 948 176.
Questions on the project or comments on the draft EA can also be directed to Derek Ingvalson at 651-290-5252 or Derek.S.Ingvalson@usace.army.mil.
Those submitting written comments are instructed to address them to the St. Paul District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ATTN: Regional Planning and Environment Division North, 180 Fifth St. E., Suite 700, St. Paul, MN 55101. All comments must be submitted no later than Aug. 3.