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3 Questions with Thomas Beadle

3 Questions with Thomas Beadle

Hear from North Dakota State Representative Thomas Beadle and why

Diversion Authority to Appeal Permit Decision by the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District

Diversion Authority to Appeal Permit Decision by the  Buffalo-Red River Watershed District

Diversion Authority to Appeal Permit Decision by the Buffalo-Red River Watershed

June 2019 USACE Update

June 2019 USACE Update

Monthly Update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Presented

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Construction Status

Property Rights Acquisition and Mitigation

Property and Lands Contact Information

Cass County Joint Water Resource District
1201 Main Ave. W.
West Fargo, ND 58078
(701) 298-2381
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm

Lands Program Management Team
AE2S: (701) 364-9111

Bidding Information

Invitation to Bid: WP-50A_C-111

Read the full Invitation to Bid: WP-50A_C-111_Invitation to Bid Invitation

Project 42E

Project Name: 2nd St. South & Main Ave. Flood Mitigation, In-Town
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What is a CLOMR?
A Conditional Letter of Map Revision, or CLOMR, is FEMA’s comment on a proposed project that would affect the hydrologic or hydraulic characteristics of a flooding source.A CLOMR does not revise the current National Flood Insurance Program map (NFIP). It just outlines whether the project, if built as proposed, would be recognized by FEMA.Building permits cannot be issued based on a CLOMR, because a CLOMR does not change the NFIP map.Once a project has been completed, the community must request a revision to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) to reflect the project. “As-built” certification and other data must be submitted to support the revision request.
Does the CLOMR affect my flood insurance?

No, not yet. The FM Area Diversion Project is a federal project that will provide certifiable flood protection for hundreds of thousands of people in the Fargo and Moorhead area.

The Project is being designed to prevent impacts from a 100-year flood event. Once built, it will remove the requirement of having flood insurance for many people, but the requirement must be in place until the Project is complete and FEMA agrees that flood protection is certified.

Receiving a CLOMR is the first step in certifying property is protected from a 100- year event.

What happens after a CLOMR?

The FM Area Diversion Project started construction in March of 2017. It will be operational in 2025. Once it’s ready to operate, the Flood Diversion Board of Authority will ask FEMA to look at their flood map and lift the insurance requirement because the Project provides certifiable protection. The requirement can be lifted with a Letter of Map Change or LOMC.