VIDEO: Birds-eye view of F-M diversion project

FARGO – Diversion Authority officials have released a new video this week, which offers a birds-eye view of the proposed Red River diversion project using GoogleEarth mapping.

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The project centers on a 35-mile diversion channel that’s up to a half-mile wide, which runs west of Fargo and connects to the Red River a few miles north and south of the city. Along its route, the channel will also cross five rivers: the Wild Rice, the Sheyenne, the Maple, the Rush and the Lower Rush.

A water storage area south of Fargo is proposed to temporarily hold up to 200,000 acre-feet of water during times of severe flooding. The water storage was designed to mitigate downstream impacts from the project.