Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Project - Task Force

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum created a joint Task Force to propose the framework for flood risk management for the Fargo-Moorhead region. The Governors served as the Task Force Co-Chairs. Each Governor appointment eight members to represent the range of perspectives in the region. Over a series of five meetings between October 23 and December 11, 2017, the Task Force discussed flood control options and made recommendations. These recommendations were considered by the Diversion Authority while they developed a revised project for a future project for a future permit application for flood control


Final Report

Report Appendix

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C







December 11, 2017 - Task Force Meeting

November 29, 2017 - Task Force Meeting

November 28, 2017 - Technical Advisory Group

November 22, 2017 – Technical Advisory Group

November 14, 2017 - Technical Advisory Group

November 13, 2017 - Task Force Meeting

November 1, 2017 - Task Force Meeting

October 23, 2017 - Task Force Meeting


Task Force Members


Members from each state represent the upstream, downstream and city interests.


North Dakota

  • Co-chair, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton
  • Del Rae Williams, Moorhead Mayor
  • Heidi Durand, Moorhead City Council Member
  • Joel Paulsen, Moorhead City Council Member
  • Jenny Mongeau, Clay County Commissioner
  • Tim Fox, Former Wilkin County Attorney
  • Mark Anderson, Treasurer of Buffalo-Red River Watershed District
  • Curt Johannsen, Hendrum Mayor
  • Steve Jacobson, Norman County Commissioner
  • Co-chair, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum
  • Jason Benson, Cass County Engineer
  • Ron Bergan, Fargo Business Leader and Entrepreneur
  • Nathan Berseth, Richland County Commissioner
  • Bernie Dardis, Greater North Dakota Chamber Board Chairman
  • Craig Hertsgaard, Richland County Farmer
  • Tami Norgard, Natural Resources Attorney
  • John Strand, Fargo City Commissioner
  • Ken Vein, Grand Forks City Council Member