Red River Diversion

  • Updated: December 4, 2011 - 8:40 PM

 

THE NUMBERS

Length: 36 miles

Width: On channel bottom, 100-250 feet. From bank top to bank top: 2,200 feet.

Depth: 20-35 feet.

Maximum flow capacity: 20,000 cubic feet per second. (Mississippi River at Minneapolis, 2011 peak, mid-April: 46,000 cfs)

Aqueducts: 2, carrying the Maple and Sheyenne rivers over the diversion channel.

Bridges required: 19 highway, 4 railroad.

Rural acres upstream of Fargo-Moorhead that will hold water back: 6,878 (10.7 square miles).

Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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