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Published August 26 2010

Diversion update expected today

Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are expected to let local officials know today whether the timetable for securing federal approval of a Red River diversion will be delayed.

The update is expected to come during a meeting set for 11 a.m. in meeting room 201-202 of the Fargodome.

The meeting will be hosted by Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minn.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James Oberstar, D-Minn., is expected to attend the meeting and give remarks.

The corps was hoping to sign off on a project and have it ready for congressional approval by the end of this year.

The corps has warned local officials that that timetable may have to be pushed back.