The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, on its website today posted a copy of its draft Feasibility Report and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed Souris Basin, North Dakota, Flood Risk Management project.
The purpose of the feasibility study is to assess the interconnected system of reservoirs, levees and channels within this basin and recommend modifications to existing infrastructure and potential new measures to reduce the risk of flooding.
USACE is working in partnership with the Souris River Joint Water Resources Board, or SRJB, to complete the study.
The proposed project consists of the construction of what is currently referred to as the ‘Maple Diversion’ or high-flow bypass along with a short tieback levee east of the U.S. 83 Bypass within the city of Minot. The Maple Diversion is a feature of the SRJB’s larger Mouse River Enhanced Flood Protection Project.
The deadline for sending comments is November 30, 2017.