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Mary K. Adams Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Mary K. Adams Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

In an era of rapidly growing world population, demand for food will remain paramount. Rich farmland is a premium investment and is being sought and bought allover the world. So for me the question remains, is the diversion, as proposed, an undertaking for the economic development of south Fargo, or is it purely for flood protection?

Diversion PR Machine Counts Chickens Before They Hatch

Diversion PR Machine Counts Chickens Before They Hatch

The only pivotal step in the process is whether or not congress can fund the $2.04+ billion project, at a taxpayer cost of over $40,998 per structure in the metro area. How will history record their actions? Defenders of property rights or sell-outs to greed?

A Possible Alternative to the Diversion

A Possible Alternative to the Diversion

The discussion has always centered on how to move or direct water laterally – north, south, east, west – and/or retention with later release, again laterally. I wonder if straight down might be a feasible direction?

Fargo's Diversion Immoral, A Better Path Forward

Fargo’s Diversion Immoral, A Better Path Forward

The present plan is unreasonable, immoral and will ultimately be found to be unlawful. Fargo’s present leaders seek Fargo’s own future interests and future growth without regard for, and at the expense of, the rights and property of its neighbors. Fargo leaders fail and will be remembered, not for having brought permanent flood protection to Fargo, but by their arrogance and unreasonableness, for having failed at a staggering cost.

Richland Wilkin JPA (Joint Powers Agreement)

Richland Wilkin JPA (Joint Powers Agreement)

The Richland Wilkin JPA was formed in opposition to the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion, wherein, Fargo, Cass County and the USACE propose to physically invade Richland and Wilkin counties with displaced flood water, in violation of EO 11988 from the natural flood plain adjacent to Fargo, ND. The Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion will unconstitutionally deprive property owners of all “economically viable” use of the land.

If the North Dakota (LPP) removes additional land from the natural flood plain compared to the  Minnesota (FCP) why is the USACE relying on Executive Order 11988 as an excuse to not consider the southern and western alignments?

If the North Dakota (LPP) removes additional land from the natural flood plain compared to the Minnesota (FCP) why is the USACE relying on Executive Order 11988 as an excuse to not consider the southern and western alignments?

<<< Return to FAQs >>> The USACE inconsistently applied EO 11988 as a result of “goal driven” findings pursuant to criteria set by the non-federal sponsor of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. The current LPP ignores EO-11988 and relocates over 30+ square miles of natural flood plain for future development that benefits Fargo, ND while […]

Beth Askegaard Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Beth Askegaard Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

<< Read and Download Original Beth Askegaard Comment Letter >> U.S. Anny Corps of Engineers: Upon attentive review of the proposed Fargo-Moorhead, “locally preferred” diversion plan, I have come to question not only the economical and environmental impacts that the plan imposes upon our region, but furthermore the ethical issues that will arise if this […]

Not because they are old, only they were built on high ground

Not because they are old, only they were built on high ground

Mr. Jack Zaleski has been one of my favorite writers in the area, not that we always agree, but I have been able to understand his viewpoint. As one of those who has moved back to the farm, we have a different perspective on this issue. I still do appreciate his viewpoints. The focus on […]

How about a fair plan?

How about a fair plan?

This is the second major meeting with the Diversion Authority/Corps of Engineers concerning the plan to dam up the Red River and impact  Richland and Wilkin  counties, as well as some of Cass  and Clay counties. As with  the last meeting the  Corps was not able to convince  the citizens that this process is fair. […]

How can the project go all the way to Hickson, protecting undeveloped land, and be within the guidelines of EO11988?

How can the project go all the way to Hickson, protecting undeveloped land, and be within the guidelines of EO11988?

The currently proposed LPP contained in the July 2011 (Sept 2011 release) directly and indirectly violates EO 11988. Over 200,000 acre feet of natural floodplain water south of the metro area will be displaced by Fargo, Cass County and the United States Army Corps of Engineers into areas that do not have a previous history of flooding.

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