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This community is our community.

We pledge to share information about and provide access to the project because we know this diversion is monumental for the community.


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


Interactive Lands Map

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Use the interactive map to view the entire project, or zoom in on specific parcels by typing in an address or parcel number.

Instructions for using the lands map

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Floodplain maps

FEMA’s 100-year flood zones show areas of the U.S. that have a 1% or greater chance of flooding in any given year. Areas are broken down into more specific zones, as well. These floodplain maps are used to determine which landowners are required to buy flood insurance.


See our region mapped with FEMA’s 100-year flood zones and for FEMA’s estimates of how those zones will change after the project’s completion.


We Create for enduring Value

This projects impact on the community.

We take pride in being at the forefront of the resilience and sustainability movements. This innovative project will have a positive impact on many people and last for generations.


Our project will be a catalyst, leading to more green projects financed and completed in the future.

Our infrastructure project will create new trails, aqueduct access points, and outdoor spaces, providing people in the FMWF area with more opportunities to enjoy nature and experience the associated health and wellness benefits.

We prioritize education by offering school field trips, classroom presentations, internships, and apprenticeships, providing valuable learning opportunities for students of all ages and disciplines, including engineering, environmental studies, and business.

The diversion project will position the FMWF area as home to one of the world’s greatest infrastructure projects, attracting tourism from engineering enthusiasts and fostering eco-tourism, thereby enhancing the area’s global reputation.

With the diversion, the FMWF area will become an even more desirable location for relocation, offering increased protection against flooding, accessible parks for residential neighborhoods, and enhanced long-term prospects for home values, job opportunities, and overall quality of life.


Latest Project News

Interstate 94 Lane Closures Begin

Contact Tara Ekren, PIO Red River Valley Alliance 701-306-3294 (cell)  |  pio@rrvafm.com      FARGO, N.D. – Work will begin

Heavy equipment operates in construction site.
Project’s Winter Progress Highlighted

The Forum of Fargo – Moorhead highlighted the progress the FM Area Diversion project made over our unseasonably warm winter.

Picture of the outlet where the diversion channel returns water to the Red River of the North.
FM Area Diversion project featured in Western Builder

Federal, Public, and Private Partners Unite to Protect Fargo-Moorhead Community from Flooding   An innovative, first-in-the-nation flood protection project in

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