The point was made at the Richland and Wilkin County meeting with Diversion Authority was, Richland and Wilkin county residents, and some Cass and Clay county have not caused this problem to be put on themselves. Fargo has caused this problem to be put on Richland and Wilkin County Citizens.
The Fargo interest have built in the flood plain and expect us to pay for their bad judgment. This fact was not disputed by the Diversion Authority and Mr. Darrel Vayno. We are expected to sell out to Fargo interests so they can protect homes they built in the flood plain. What is most irritating they feel this is the right thing to do!
It is possible to have Fargo protected from flooding and not have Richland Wilkin Cass and Clay pay for it with their homes. Aaron Snyder refuses to consider a compromise proposal previously submitted by the Corps to protect Fargo from flooding and not flood out the upstream communities. The county commissioners from Richland and Wilkin counties said they will stand up for their citizens and the the Corps will have to condemn our land for the use of Fargo’s interests.
“A majority of the impacted acreage is already in the (flood plain), corps project manager said.” The Fargo developments are in the flood plain already, and are flooding. Fargo has built homes on it and now want others to pay for their mistakes.
The term “extra water” is in question as it is a Corps calculation, see comments to the FEIS and Appendix A-1b Hydrology. The “floodwater without the diversion project” a pure conjecture as many of the impacted area have never seen water and it hard to see how any water can be considered extra. It is getting harder and harder to see that this flood risk reduction project is just more than “Bought and Paid” for by Fargo to allow Fargo to grow by flooding out some one else.