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MN - Flood Diversion Project Nears Final Stage

April 19, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received all of the necessary funds to complete the construction of the Roseau, Minn., flood risk management project.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, reached a major milestone recently when the agency received all of the necessary funds to complete the construction of the Roseau, Minn., flood risk management project.  

The final phase of construction is scheduled to begin this summer and includes completing the last mile of the diversion channel, as well as the diversion inlet and restriction structures. The project is scheduled to be finished by next fall.  

The Corps opened the project for proposals April 17 and interested contractors can view the contract solicitation at the Federal Business Opportunities website: https://www.fbo.gov, keyword: Roseau.

The Corps and the city of Roseau began constructing the project in 2009 and have collectively invested more than $29 million to reduce the flood risk within the community. The project consists of the 4.5 mile diversion channel that will reduce the river flows within the city, more than 45 acres of recreation opportunities to include a scenic overlook, two interpretive sites, birding sites, 9 miles of off-road vehicle trails, 7 miles of multi-use trails and more than 4 miles of canoe trails.

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.army.mil.

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