Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project

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Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Adequacy Determination

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as Responsible Government Unit is charged with determining the adequacy of the Final EIS for the proposed Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project.

The DNR has determined that the Final EIS for the proposed Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project is adequate.

The adequacy determination marks the end of the state EIS process under the Minnesota Environmental Policy Act, but it does not mean the proposed Project has been approved or may proceed to construction. Additional environmental analysis and evaluation will occur during review of the Dam Safety and Work in Public Waters permit application (submitted by the Diversion Authority on February 18, 2016).

Record of Decision

Info Sheets

We've prepared the following Info Sheets to assist you in the review of the Record of Decision. Info Sheets are current as of June 29, 2016.

Copies Available

A copy of the Record of Decision may be obtained upon request by contacting Jill Townley, DNR EIS Project Manager, at jill.townley@state.mn.us or 651-259-5168.

Next Steps

  • June 29, 2016 - DNR Adequacy Determination issued.
  • Fall 2016* - DNR permitting decisions.

*Dates are approximate.

External Resources


Jill Townley, EIS Project Manager
Environmental Review Unit
Division of Ecological and Water Resources
Minnesota DNR
500 Lafayette Road
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55155-4025
Fax: 651-296-1811