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FM Area Diversion International Legislators Forum June 27, 2014 Keith Berndt PE Cass County ND Administrator.

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1 FM Area Diversion International Legislators Forum June 27, 2014 Keith Berndt PE Cass County ND Administrator

2 2 Moorhead, MN Fargo, ND Total Drainage Area: 45,000 square miles Red River Basin North Dakota South Dakota Minnesota Q 100 year = 34,700 cfs Q 500 year = 61,700 cfs Q max 2009 = 29,500 cfs

3 Red River Flooding History 3 Red River Flood Stage = 18 feet on the Fargo gage at 13th Ave. S. Exceeded in 50 of the past 111 years Exceeded 20 of the last 21 years Catastrophic damages have been prevented by emergency measures 8 of the 16 “major” floods on record have occurred since was the flood of record Stage of 40.8 feet 2-percent chance (50 year) event Emergency measures cost approximately $70M 2009 Flood Expedited Feasibility Study

4 Water Everywhere

5 Commuting Challenges

6 6 heeds the call 2009

7 7 Building is 466,000 SF.

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9 FM Area Diversion Project 1,600 ft wide Diversion Channel in ND with 150,000 acre-feet of Upstream Staging Outlet near Georgetown, MN Inlet north of Oxbow, ND Provides 1-percent (100-year) Risk Reduction Reduces 1-percent event by >5’ Extreme Events are Flood- Fightable

10 10 1 in 5 of all North Dakotans will benefit from flood risk reduction $14 Billion = Property Value Receiving Flood Risk Reduction Benefits $4.3 Billion = Wages in the F-M Metro Area $10 Billion = Annual F-M Gross Domestic Product $200 Million = Annual Income & Sales Taxes Generated for North Dakota from F-M Metro $71 Million = Annual Income & Sales Taxes Generated for Minnesota from F-M Metro

11 11 Diversion Channel Cross Section (Reach 1) Total Width = 1,600 feet

12 JUNE 10, 2014 NEWS FLASH! PRESIDENT OMAMA AUTHORIZED FM AREA DIVERSION PROJECT CONSTRUCTION 12

13 Overall Funding Approach Federal Cost Share Non-Federal Cost Share 13 $450M ND State $100M MN $450M ND Local $800M*$1,000M *WRRDA Authorized $846 Million

14 Ongoing Efforts Working with upstream interests Additional upstream storage opportunities Cemetery mitigation Oxbow, Hickson, Bakke Levee Construction Fargo Levees Land Acquisition Design 14

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