WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Water, announced today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will allocate over $160 million to North Dakota during Fiscal Year 2021 for the construction of water infrastructure projects.

“I am pleased to see the Army Corps is making significant investments for important projects in North Dakota, including the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion,” said Senator Cramer. “I look forward to ensuring these funds are utilized successfully and these projects continue to receive the support they need.”

The funds include:

  • $115 million for the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project
  • $40 million for Pipestem Lake to initiate construction of a dam safety modification project
  • $3 million for the City of Napoleon sanitary sewer repair, a new sewer, and a perforated underdrain pipe
  • $2.945 million for the City of Strasburg for sanitary sewer improvements

These funds, announced by the USACE in the release of its FY21 Workplan, are made available through the year-end spending package passed by Congress in December. Senator Cramer - who holds jurisdiction over the USACE as the EPW Subcommittee Chairman on Water and a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee - secured the inclusion of several North Dakota water infrastructure projects in this spending package through his leadership on the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Learn more here.