This community is our community.

Red River Valley Alliance was formed as a flood prevention initiative for the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area. We have a vision for the future which starts with the construction of a diversion outlet to prevent a repeat of catastrophic flood damages.

RRVA is contracted for 30 years of operation and maintenance of the diversion channel after installation. We are here for the long haul as lasting fixtures and members of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area.



Our mission is to design, construct, maintain and operate the largest North American diversion channel project that protects the people of the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area.



To give a peaceful place back to communities and increase outdoor opportunities.


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Why This Project?

After the devastation of the 1997 flood, there was agreement in the Fargo-Moorhead community that something needed to be done to prevent a repeat of the catastrophic damages. Planning began for what would become the FM Area Diversion. The process has included studies, permits, Congressional action and hard work from many key entities.

Now, the community is on track to have permanent, reliable flood protection by 2027.


We Are A Diverse Group Focused On Local Solutions

Expertise & Creativity

With a diverse team of experienced professionals from around the world, we bring deep knowledge, creativity, and innovative solutions to the project, inspiring a new generation of engineers and planners.

Positive impacts

The diversion project will have positive environmental and economic impacts on the region, benefiting both the ecosystem and the local economy.

Environmentally Friendly

The aqueducts feature heated low-flow channels that prevent freezing, allowing fish to freely pass through during winter, ensuring their uninterrupted migration.

Global Collaboration

Our team comprises key players from various countries, fostering a unique background rooted in the construction and technology sectors, which allows us to leverage the expertise of many stakeholders in new and exciting ways.

Agility and Efficiency

As a new entity, we possess the agility and readiness to efficiently and effectively tackle any situation that may arise during the project, ensuring smooth progress and timely completion.

Building Bonds

The project presents an opportunity to forge long-lasting bonds between local businesses, people, and government agencies, creating a strong sense of collaboration and fostering mutual growth and development.

Latest Project News

I-29 Northbound Lane Closure

FM Area Diversion construction necessitates I-29 northbound lane closure An approximately one-mile stretch of the northbound passing lane (left lane)

River Structures Defined

The project will provide a permanent solution to protect our communities by using an innovative approach to divert excess water

Cass County Road 81 closure and detour announcement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 8, 2023   Contact Tara Ekren, Public Information Officer Red River Valley Alliance (RRVA) 701-306-3294 |

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