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FM Area Diversion Project

The FM Area Diversion Project includes a 30-mile diversion channel, 20-mile earthen embankment, three gated control structures, and two aqueducts as well as numerous transportation features, mitigation projects, and in-town levees, floodwalls, and stormwater lift stations.

Upon completion in 2027, the project will provide protection from catastrophic flooding for more than 235,000 people and their homes and businesses throughout the entire Fargo-Moorhead metro area.

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