Hoeven Secures $61.45 Million for Permanent Flood Protection in Minot Region

Funding Fulfills Federal Commitment for Souris River Valley Flood Protection Project

MINOT, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today announced that he worked with Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Shalanda Young to secure $61.45 million in federal funding for permanent flood protection in the Souris River Valley. This funding, which is the latest in Hoeven’s efforts to advance the region’s flood protection, will fulfill the federal funding commitment and provide the funding necessary to complete phase 4, which will tie the previous three phases together and provide protection to 60 percent of the region’s residents.

“We’ve worked hard over the last decade to secure the federal funding and approval to advance permanent flood protection in the region,” said Hoeven. “This $61.45 million in federal funding will fulfill the federal commitment for the project and enable completion of phase 4. This is a big win for the community and will help to ensure the safety and well-being of those living in the Souris River Valley, as well as the region’s long-term economic stability and growth." 

Hoeven has been working to advance the region’s flood protection project, including: 

  • Working with Director Young, as well as Army Corps and DoD leadership to secure funding for the project.
  • Successful efforts with Senator Cramer to authorize the project in the year-end legislation passed by Congress in December 2020.
  • Securing a $9.8 million Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP) award for the City of Minot’s support the fifth phase of the region’s flood protection project, the 4th Avenue tieback levee system in northeastern Minot, and enable the construction of approximately 2,400 feet of new floodwall, one removable closure through the floodwall and approximately 2,100 feet of municipal roadway reconstruction