Burgum issues statement on F-M Diversion Authority’s vote to submit new permit application

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum today released the following statement after the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Board of Authority voted unanimously to accept all recommendations from the F-M Area Flood Diversion Task Force formed by Burgum and Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and officially submit a new permit application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

“We are encouraged by the collaborative approach the Diversion Authority has taken to submit a new permit application for review,” Burgum said. “Today’s vote demonstrates that with strong communication and a common goal, we can work together to achieve permittable flood protection for the greater F-M area. We appreciate the partnership with Governor Dayton, mayors Mahoney and Williams, and many other community leaders and look forward to continuing our shared commitment to this project.”

Information about the new permit application is available here