8-14-12 (Fargo, ND) -- Upstream opponents of the planned Red River Diversion gathered Monday night to discuss details of a lawsuit aimed at stopping the nearly two-billion dollar project form going forward. The legal challenge will be filed by the Richard-Wilkin Joint Powers Authority. The group argues the project violates both federal and state laws. North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple believes the lawsuit can be avoided if all parties come back to the table. Residents who live south of Fargo says the project's water storage area would flood thousands of acres and displace three communities.