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Minnesota DNR Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Minnesota DNR Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The locally preferred plan includes a water control structure that is classified as a high hazard dam, which requires preparation of Minnesota State EIS. As part of State EIS scoping, additional assessment and review will be necessary to demonstrate that the above mentioned criteria are fulfilled.

They're Still Stealing Our Land!

They’re Still Stealing Our Land!

Editors notes:  Ran across this article some time ago and there are similarities that exist as they pertain to the Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion.  Fargo’s “virtue of selfishness” is evident in their procedural land grab for future development with the assistance of the USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers). America was founded on […]

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Issued

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Issued

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for engineering design services: The selected engineering design consultant(s) will assist the Authority in completing work-in-kind engineering; land, easement, rights-of-way, relocations, and disposal areas (LERRDS); and other Diversion Project related professional services. The Authority intends to select one or more consulting firms (or team of firms submitting as a single Respondent) […]

Takings under the Fifth Amendment

Takings under the Fifth Amendment

Mitigation of the impacts related to the Fargo Dam and Diversion are determined by various means depending on where the impacts are located and the amount of impacts imposed. “Takings” are the methodology for determining mitigation of impacts to those areas outside of the designated staging area. From the DEIS July 2011, Comments and Response Appendix […]

Darrell Vanyo: No Negative Impacts South of Highway 46

Darrell Vanyo: No Negative Impacts South of Highway 46

It does beg the question…, what else have they missed…, downplayed…, ignored…? On December 19th, 2011 Acting Corps Chief Maj. Gen. Merdith W.B. Temple signed Fargo’s much anticipated chief’s report. Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker joked: “It’s Christmas, right?” According to the Fargo Forum: “If we have a catastrophic flood, the cost would be in the […]

Play it Again Sam, Same Tune Different Dance

Play it Again Sam, Same Tune Different Dance

They Dropped Their Flood Insurance, Then the ‘Mouse’ Roared By A. G. SULZBERGER Published: June 23, 2011 New York Times MINOT, N.D. — Moving from their hillside condominium to a just-built house near the meandering waters of the Souris River, the Rasmussens, like so many of their neighbors, never even contemplated buying federal flood insurance. […]

Executive Order EO 11988

Executive Order EO 11988

Executive Order 11988 — Floodplain Management SOURCE: The provisions of Executive Order 11988 of May 24, 1977, appear at 42 FR 26971, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 117, unless otherwise noted. By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, and as President of the […]

EO 11988 Fargo's Future Flood Plain Development

EO 11988 Fargo’s Future Flood Plain Development

This picture is taken from the WildRice River bridge on Cass 16 looking Northwest towards St Benedict, ND. The proposed LPP for Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management will remove 69.8 square miles of natural flood plain protection for the region and cause impacts to outlying areas. The proposed Fargo Dam and Diversion will wipe-out […]

Preserve Flood Plain

Preserve Flood Plain

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