Property Rights Acquisition and Mitigation
Cass County Joint Water Resource District
1201 Main Ave. W.
West Fargo, ND 58078
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm
Lands Program Management Team
AE2S: (701) 364-9111
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.
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.