Moorhead will work on infrastructure upgrades to tackle climate change

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and Moorhead announce an investment of $100,000 to prepare the city for climate change and extreme weather.

The grant will be used to protect Moorhead from increased rainfall and flooding.

It identifies specific buildings, roads and other critical infrastructure that are at the greatest risk of failure due to flooding.

Another project includes infrastructure upgrades to protect low-income communities from flooding.

“Our state is getting hotter and wetter. We are seeing more frequent destructive storms and losing our coldest winter temperatures. These impacts pose destructive challenges to communities in Minnesota, and we must act now to prepare our communities and landscapes for the changes that are already underway and that we know are inevitable,” said MPCA Commissioner Katrina Kessler.

In a survey conducted by the MPCA, 42% of Minnesota communities report the need for additional funding and infrastructure upgrades to address climate change.

Teresa H. Sadler