Diversion officials to meet with north-side landowners on proposed alignment

FARGO – Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers and the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Authority plan to meet with area landowners this month to start finalizing the proposed alignment for the $1.78 billion project.

A meeting Dec. 12 is specifically targeted for landowners in the area north of the Maple River, to the proposed outlet structure at the Red River, north of Argusville.

The community event begins at 6 p.m. at the Harwood Community Center, 210 Freedland Drive.

Corps engineers and consultants aim to finalize the diversion’s exact track in the next few months.

A general alignment has been defined during feasibility studies, but officials said they want to meet with landowners to address any individual issues in determining the official path of the half-mile wide channel.

Affected landowners along the northern section of the diversion should receive a letter by mail about the meeting.

Officials will focus on specific properties impacted and what these landowners can expect as the project moves forward.

The meeting will begin with an open house, followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m.

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