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Published September 13, 2012, 05:17 PM

The F-M Flood Diversion could see big changes

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- People of the Red River Valley may see big changes for the F-M Diversion project. It was all introduced for the first time today.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- People of the Red River Valley may see big changes for the F-M Diversion project. It was all introduced for the first time today.

The Army Corps of Engineers gave the Flood Diversion Authority alternatives to the federally recommended plan. It focuses on the diversion's southern alignment.

Here you can see what they call the best option is highlighted in red. It includes moving the diversion a mile-and-a-half north, and brings more water through the cities.

Backers say it'll save 53 million dollars, and reduce the number of structures and acres affected.

Aaron Snyder, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says, "I think the proposal helps to minimize the impacts to people. It helps to improve the project. It minimizes the impacts to the agricultural communities. So I think it's a step forward in the right direction."

The Corps is asking for approval from the Diversion Authority by October 11th, and has a public meeting going on right now at the Courtyard by Marriot in Moorhead.

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