Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Agreement Signed

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp joined key U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials in Fargo yesterday for the official signing of an agreement to initiate construction of the Fargo-Moorhead diversion.

The agreement sets in motion the permanent Red River Valley flood control efforts, including securing strong federal resources for the Corps to implement new construction starts in the year-end spending bill Congress passed, and successfully pressing the head of the Corps and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for flood protections and a new construction start for Fargo in the Corps’ 2016 work plan earlier this year.

As a result of the partnership, the federal support will be formally committed to constructing the Fargo-Moorhead diversion, clearing the path to break ground on the scheme.

The project includes building a 30-mile diversion channel that will direct floodwater around the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area.

This protection scheme will reduce flood risk for more than 225,000 people and 70 square miles of infrastructure.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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