Army Corps of Engineers talks flood protection in Minot

Published: Oct. 26, 2016 at 9:41 PM CDT
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It's a $3 million-dollar study, and the Army Corps of Engineers wants your feedback.

The Corps capped off three days of public meetings with a discussion Wednesday in Minot on a long-term plan for flood protection in the Souris River Basin. They visited Mohall, Velva and Minot.

As part of federal regulations, the Corps must gather information from the public as part of their feasibility study before moving forward with any plans. They then takes their findings to Washington.

The Corps is working in conjunction with the Souris River Joint Board, though this study is a parallel plan to the board's work.

“What we're shooting for is a Congressional authorization for a project, a federal project. And then, once the project would be authorized, we would have to go back through the appropriations process to get funding in order to design and build the project,” said Craig Evans, Army Corps Project Manager.

If you weren't able to make it to the meetings but want to give feedback, you can do so by logging on to the Army Corps of Engineers’ website for the St. Paul District:

You then click on the link near the top that says 'Souris River Basin Feasibility Study.'