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Published June 11 2010

Flood meetings set

A number of meetings are being held this summer to talk about and receive public input regarding a proposed diversion project for the Fargo-Moorhead area.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a meeting in the Hendrum, Minn., civic center to discuss the potential impact of a diversion on downstream communities.

On Monday, the corps will hold an event at Fargo’s Centennial Hall for property owners whose land may be impacted or acquired to make room for a diversion project.

A similar meeting will be held Tuesday at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead.

All of the meetings will be from 6-9 p.m., with a presentation starting at 7 p.m., according to information on the city of Fargo’s website.

Also, North Dakota’s congressional delegation has scheduled a pair of meetings in Washington for June 28 to allow officials from the Fargo-Moorhead area to make the case for a flood protection project to key federal officials.

Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker, Moorhead Mayor Mark Voxland, Fargo City Commissioner Tim Mahoney and Clay County Commissioner Kevin Campbell have been invited, as have North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.