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Published June 13, 2013, 06:05 PM

Two communities trying to find common ground on diversion project

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The F-M Diversion Authority is still trying to find common ground with two communities south of Fargo who oppose the project.

By: WDAY, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - The F-M Diversion Authority is still trying to find common ground with two communities south of Fargo who oppose the project.

The Diversion Authority Land Management committee gave updates on upstream affects and land acquisition today. Oxbow is giving input on a potential ring dike to protect the community from the diversion's impacts.

Hickson and Bakke would also be affected but are not participating in discussion because they oppose the project.

Erik Johnson, Fargo City Attorney: "The agreement stems from a desire from the diversion authority to extend themselves, at least to the governmental entity of the city of Oxbow, to get their decision, whether to approve the levee or be bought out."

The ring dike plan is an alternative to buying out homes in those communities.

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