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ND State Water Commissioner letter to FM Diversion Authority RE: Dam Permit

ND State Water Commissioner letter to FM Diversion Authority RE: Dam Permit

According to OSE staff analysis, approximately 10,380 acres of the area in North Dakota inundated by the FM Dam below 925 feet NAVD 88 are within Richland County. As Richland County is not a member of the Diversion Authority, it is uncertain whether the Diversion Authority has the power of eminent domain in Richland County.

Denial is NOT Just a River in Egypt

Denial is NOT Just a River in Egypt

P3 is not a savings at all! It is $400 million in instant up-front costs for the local share, which will be funded directly and indirectly via sales and property tax.

Blind Leading the Blind

Blind Leading the Blind

It would be interesting to find out if the law firms representing their clients on the Minnesota side are willing to guarantee their legal advice (cover clients losses), should that lead to a decision to move forward with the new JPA agreement that proves to be against Minnesota law and the interests of landowners.

BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

The Court’s order today is not the end of this case. The JPA’s Minnesota law claims are still pending against the Diversion Authority – those claims were not at issue in the motions decided in this order of the OHB ring levee remains in place. Those matters will await resolution on another day.

Crooked Mechanics

Crooked Mechanics

How magnanimous to steal land and future economic prosperity from Minnesota, shove Fargo ND flood waters onto Minnesota and then stick Minnesotans with the bill.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 29, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 29, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 7,730,528.68 from January 31 to February 29, 2016. 1/6th (15.08% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $65 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 3rd, 2016

The law protects you – you have allies in the MnDak Upstream Coalition and the Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

USACE discretionary funds for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project is nothing more than lipstick on a pig. They are telling Fargo that if they go ahead with construction, they’re on their own.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 200,040.47 from December 31 to January 31, 2016. 1/6th (14.65% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $64.08 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Hogs at the Trough, Part Deux

Hogs at the Trough, Part Deux

A quick FYI on P3: the up-front cost of P3 is $400 million as the federal share under P3 drops from $850 million to $450 million. So P3 has to generate savings of $400 million (yes, $400,000,000) before it can save you a dime.