Project Spotlight: Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project

By: TrueNorth Steel

drainage basin bypass pipe diversion leveeThe Fargo Moorhead Area Diversion Project was developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the FM Diversion Board of Authority. It’s designed to prevent catastrophic flooding in Fargo Metro Area as water comes from the upper parts of the drainage basin, including the Red River and tributary rivers which typically cause extreme flooding. This portion is only a precursor to the larger FM Diversion Project which is a $2 billion project that will provide flood relief for the Fargo/Morehead area by creating a 30 mile levee.

In Partnership with the Diversion Authority, TrueNorth Steel provided this 1200 LF of 120″ diameter pipe, elbows and connection bands to serve as temporary bypass pipe as they work to construct a diversion levee that will tie into existing levees on Fargo’s north side. Timelines were very tight, but TrueNorth was able to manufacture and deliver the materials necessary within just a few weeks from approval to proceed. The location was a critical part of the project as it sits on Fargo Airport Authority land and also includes levees protecting the city’s sewage lagoons.drainage basin bypass pipe diversion levee

The surrounding area has already been developed commercially and TrueNorth Steel is honored to be part of a project that will continue to support the regions economic growth as well as the safety of its citizens!