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FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt
How Many Times

How Many Times

When cities or agencies build a flood protection system such as a dam, diversion or levees, people build  homes in the now protected area. This “protection” removes the requirement for flood insurance and many times people do not obtain flood insurance. When the flood reduction system fails or is overwhelmed,  there is no  flood insurance. […]

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) […]

Fargo Has Done it Again

Fargo Has Done it Again

Author: Ray Grabanski, Kindred Imperial Fargo has done it again sticking a huge spending project to protect Fargo on the rest of the taxpayers of North Dakota and the United States. They’ve devised a $2 billion project (interest alone per year costs $100 million) to protect the few hundred people who built their homes too […]

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 […]

Protected: 2012-11-05 Cass – Upstream meeting Cass County Courthouse

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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 […]

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