Delays in Construction of the FM Area Diversion Project

U.S. District Court Judge John A. Tunheim last week placed a temporary injunction on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the FM Area Diversion Board of Authority, forcing all construction work on the FM Area Diversion Project to cease.

The injunction temporarily halts construction on the FM Area Diversion Project.

The court concluded that “there is no question that communities along the Red River, particularly, need permanent flood protection.” The ruling also stated “The Court strongly encourages all parties to work to agree on a flood protection project that can serve the interests of both states and the affected communities.”

This ruling delays the protection of every family, business, and home in our community,” Fargo Mayor and Chair of the Board Tim Mahoney said. “We will keep working hard toward establishing flood protection for the Fargo and Moorhead communities, hopefully we can do that in partnership with Minnesota.”

Following the ruling, the Diversion Authority announced that it will seek additional clarification from the District Court as outlined in the Judge’s order on flood protection construction efforts underway along the Red River through Fargo and in Oxbow.

New updates on the project will be posted on the fmdiversion website.

 

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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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