Models for Designing Flood Mitigation Infrastructure – The Fargo-Moorhead Project

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River basins in the Midwestern U.S. are under growing threat from flooding driven by climate change. Within the flood control and protection portfolio of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a large project to mitigate flood risk for the towns of Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN, its neighbor across the Red River. The design itself is informed by a large-scale physical model developed by the Corps.

To learn about the project and the model used to guide its design, we talk with Gary Bell, Research Hydraulic Engineer in the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory of US Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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