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Published January 14, 2014, 10:51 PM

Red River Annual Commission Meeting to focus on the Red River diversion

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -"Protecting Fargo - Moorhead" is the focus of the Red River Annual Commission Meeting.

By: WDAY Staff Reports , WDAY

Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -"Protecting Fargo-Moorhead" is the focus of the Red River Annual Commission meeting.

Community members and those in attendance at the Convention from South Dakota to Manitoba gathered for an informal discussion on the diversion. Board members gave an update on the status of the proposed project.

Fargo City Administrator Pat Zavoral stressed the diversion is part of the solution for long-term flood protection in the metro area. As for the naysayers...

Pat Zavoral, Fargo City Administrator, “It's going to flood in their back yard whether we have a diversion or not and so we've proven that in 2009, 1997 and the last 6 or 7 years. We're working on plans that would probably help them in the long run.”

The conference runs through Thursday.