U.S. Mouse/Souris Feasibility Study
Significance of the Feasibility StudyAnnual flooding in the basin, combined with the record flood event in 2011, continues to stress the area. Many repairs have been made to the Federal levee system since the 2011 event. Levee safety and confidence in the existing Federal project during a flood event has been significantly reduced.
In June 2015, the Souris River Joint Water Resources Board (SRJB) submitted a letter of intent to serve as the non-Federal sponsor for the Corps to conduct a feasibility study. The Souris River Basin-Wide Feasibility study will holistically examine modifications to existing reservoirs, channels, and levees within the project area and evaluate any possible new structural or nonstructural measures to address flood risk management.
The study was initially funded in February 2016, as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fiscal Year 2016 work plan. In May 2016, the Corps and SRJB executed a feasibility cost share agreement and initiated the feasibility study.
Public and Agency Meetings October 2016
The feasibility study will be funded with 50 percent Federal and 50 percent non-Federal funds.
Estimated study Federal cost