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Rosewood Flood Risk Reduction


The City of Fargo, in conjunction with KLJ Engineering, have developed a flood risk reduction project for properties in the Rosewood development. Previous flood fights within this neighborhood required the construction of emergency sandbag and temporary clay levees.

This project features include installation of earthen levees, concrete floodwalls, storm sewer improvements, storm sewer lift station improvements, and tree plantings. There are currently two separate storm sewer lift stations adjacent to the Rosewood development that will be combined into one lift station upon completion of this project.

A link to the presentation (PDF) given at the February 23rd, 2016 public meeting is located in the right margin.

July 24, 2018 Update

Construction commenced in June of 2018 on the final portion of the flood protection measures to be installed along the north side of Rose Coulee between University Drive and 25th Street South. The Rosewood Area project includes the installation of an earthen levee along with a short stretch of concrete floodwall near University Drive. A new gatewell and lift station will be installed to replace the structures currently in place, and the existing shared use path will be extended eastward to University Drive. Due to the construction activity taking place in this area, through traffic on the existing path will be closed for the remainder of the 2018 construction season as well as the first half of 2019. Completion is scheduled for mid-summer of 2019.

December 7, 2016 Update

Though one property and two small easement acquisisions needed for construction have yet to be acquired, it is anticipated that levee and floodwall construction will take place in the summer and fall of 2017.