On Jan 29, 2016, Patrick Springer of the Fargo Forum reported Greg Gust, a weather service meteorologist as saying: ““We probably saw the end of that wet period,” “The question is, what’s next.”
Is this really news?
Is this really a good thing?
Dry years spur irresponsible development and encroachment into the natural flood plain that affects property owners in Fargo during flood years.
In 1969 the peak river flow was 25,300 cfs.
That same 25,300 cfs flow in 2009 was 25.2 inches HIGHER on the river gage.
Same amount of water, yet development into the natural flood plain displaced enough water to create mandatory flood insurance requirements for many property owners not previously flood prone.
Responsible civic leaders and officials would have restricted development in the area pictured.
But instead, the irresponsible talking heads built mutli million dollar schools to drive development where flood water poses the greatest risk.
Then these talking heads propose greater development encroachment further into high risk areas and expect people to subsidize high risk development with sales taxes, extended sales taxes, property assessments and bonding from FOR PROFIT investment firms with the sole payees being the taxpayers and property owners.
In 22 years, Fargo spent only $36.9 million fighting floods, yet they’ve spent over $262 million, in 5 years, on Class 1 High Hazard dam and diversion project without having turned a shovel of dirt…