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! This shows how little Fargo is willing to do to protect itself from flooding. They can vote 5-0 to build a 2,000 foot wide ditch on our land and flood thousands of acres but can’t give up their own land.
The Corp has said that even with the dam and diversion there is only a 50% chance of saving Fargo as it is. If they cotinue to build so close to the river that chance has to drop too.
The saddest part of this project is that after robbing me and my neighbors of our homes, businesses and lively-hoods they will still lose Fargo so a few silly people can enjoy their river lots.
Hugh J. Trowbrige