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Peterson says there's "minus 5 percent" chance for flood diversion on Minnesota side of Red River

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MOORHEAD - U.S. Rep. Colin Peterson said today he doesn't think a Red River diversion around Fargo-Moorhead on the Minnesota side of the river is realistic.

The $909 million, 30-mile diversion was one of two main possibilities for permanent flood control unveiled by the Army Corps of Engineers last week, the other option being $625 million in levees.

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