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John J Ready Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

John J Ready Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Why should Fargo’s poor planning and reckless development of a flood plain, caving into the economic interests of Fargo, Mayor Walaker, and his political cronies be rewarded? Their past development decisions have proven extremely negligent and stupid.

Why was a diversion channel, rather than levees or water retention, recommended?

Why was a diversion channel, rather than levees or water retention, recommended?

The question as presented, is speculative, leading and incorrect. The original flood reduction proposal located on the Minnesota side of the Red River included a diversion channel as a main feature to convey water from south to north of the metro area. The proposal released in the SDEIS and FEIS utilizes high risk dams, levees […]

Dean and Paula Swenson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Dean and Paula Swenson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

I believe that the project, as put forth, is an unsustainable project. I don’t believe that the ACE is capable of either designing, building or maintaining a man built water system that will go over or under 5 different water sheds in a 36 mile man made route around a metro area.

Senate Bill 2039 exempts ND from floodplains building restrictions

Senate Bill 2039 exempts ND from floodplains building restrictions

Letter from: George Sorvalis Water Protection Network, Coordinator Dear WPN Listserve, Having already passed the Senate, we are very concerned about S. 2039 «Read More», which is scheduled for a House vote today (under suspension of the rules – which means limited debate and ¾ vote to pass). It is a stand-alone bill that would […]

National Home Builders Association Publishes Evidence to Conspiracy and Lobbying Congress to remove “residual risk” language from the flood insurance bill

National Home Builders Association Publishes Evidence to Conspiracy and Lobbying Congress to remove “residual risk” language from the flood insurance bill

National Home Builders Association Publishes Evidence of Conspiracy and Lobbying Congress to remove “residual risk” language from the flood insurance bill. “Working with a bipartisan group of senators the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) was also successful in removing (residual risk) language from the flood insurance bill, which would have required the mandatory purchase of flood […]

Marcus Larson

Marcus Larson “Loss of Life” Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The staging area presents a greater threat to the city of Fargo, ND due to excessive water levels held above the elevation of the entire city on historically unstable ground. It is generally accepted that populations that have permanent protection in place are less likely to evacuate because the flood protection offers an unwarranted sense of security that does not reflect a true flood risk specific to the given area.

How high would the water be in a 500 year flood event?

How high would the water be in a 500 year flood event?

<<< Return to FAQs >>> The USACE indicates a variety of 500 year flood levels in the FEIS and supporting documentation, without embracing any specific 500 year flood level as an absolute. Craig O. Evans, P.E. Chief, Plan Formulation Section, attributes the disparity as “…not an inconsistency, but rather an outcome of the uncertainty analysis.” There […]

Hugh J. Trowbrige Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Hugh J. Trowbrige Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

<< Read and Download Original Hugh J. Trowbrige Comment Letter >> November 6, 2011 To: The Corp of Enginers Last week the city of fargo voted 3-2 to keep future building 450 feet from the center of the Red River. To get the third vote they have an exception clause. that is feet not yards! […]

Marcus Larson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Marcus Larson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

<< Read and Download Original Marcus Larson Comment Letter >> General Grisoli Civil Works Review Board Headquarters, US Army Corps of Engineers 441 G. Street, NW Washington, DC 20314-1000 Dear General Grisoli: I respectfully request that you DO NOT release the final report of the LPP. The current LPP and SDEIS contains deficiencies that local […]

Has the Diversion Authority even

Has the Diversion Authority even “read” the FEIS?

Does the Diversion Authority know what residual deficiencies and costs are in the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion? The Fargo Forum recently voiced the concerns of the Diversion Authority of a provision in the project they had already agreed to. What is a meandering channel doing in the bottom of a diversion channel designed […]

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