Flood Mitigation Projects


Flood mitigation projects are designed to reduce the risk of flooding but will not eliminate it.

Protection Plan

The City of Moorhead continues progress on important projects to reduce the level of temporary measures needed to protect the community during major flood events. Where feasible, all infrastructure projects are built to a river stage of 44 feet (gates and levees) or 45 feet (flood-walls).

City-led Flood Mitigation Efforts

On August 26, 2019 the City Engineer presented an update on the revised Flood Mitigation Plan adopted on August 13, 2018 to the City Council. 

FM Diversion Project

The City is a member of the Fargo-Moorhead Metro Diversion Board of Authority and co-sponsor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Reduction (Diversion) Project.

Red River Corridor Study

The Moorhead River Corridor Plan has been completed to establish a comprehensive strategy to address issues, needs and opportunities identified along the river corridor.


Email Floodplain staff or call 218.299.5386.