Hoeven Pushes Corps For North Dakota Flood Management Projects

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today met with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Paul District Commander Col. Michael Price to push for continued support for North Dakota flood management projects, including the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project, revision of the International Agreement for the Souris River, a Valley City feasibility study and stream bank and shore protection.

Col. Price said the Corps will outline the Corps’ modified proposal for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project Thursday for the Diversion Authority. Hoeven emphasized the need to provide options that will reduce upstream impacts and gain broad support.

Hoeven also asked Price to advance the Souris River reconnaissance study to revise the International Agreement on managing Lake Darling and the Souris River. Price said the Corps is doing a hydrology studies of the basin to see what flows are possible. The Souris River Basin Board will then make recommendations to the International Joint Commission on how to improve river management, including changes to target flows.