Cass County group supports N.D. diversionCass County officials are supporting a Red River diversion project around Fargo for flood protection.
WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Cass County officials are supporting a Red River diversion project around Fargo for flood protection.
A member of the county's joint watershed board, Tom Fischer, said a diversion project on the North Dakota side of the river would protect people around the Maple and Sheyenne rivers from overland flooding.
The joint watershed district can create a taxing authority if property owners approve.
The Army Corps of Engineers is considering diversion options on the Minnesota and North Dakota sides of the Red River. Cost estimates range from around $1 billion to nearly $1.4 billion.
The City Council in Dilworth, Minn., has voted to oppose a diversion channel on the city's east side.
The joint water board plans to discuss flood control options with Cass County commissioners Monday.
Information from: The Forum, http://www.in-forum.com