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FEMA Flood Insurance, Fargo, Cass and the USACE

FEMA Flood Insurance, Fargo, Cass and the USACE

How can homes that were surrounded by flood waters in 1997 and 2009 be considered new impacts if project alignment is moved north?

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D323) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D323) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

The FEIS clearly advances two other alternatives for serious consideration in the permitting phase. One of those alternatives would reduce the area of flood plain developed and protected, thereby reducing the volume of water diverted by the proposed project.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D321) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D321) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Commencement of Eminent Domain Proceedings: For the initial phase of Corps construction, the Diversion Authority must secure title to three properties in North Dakota.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D322) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D322) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Eric Dodds, AE2S: “…it is clear that at least some of the property owners will not agree to sell voluntarily, and those properties will need to be acquired through eminent domain…”

Minnesota DNR Seeks Comments on Final EIS for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

Minnesota DNR Seeks Comments on Final EIS for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Project

The Final EIS will be available for a 10-day public comment period, from May 16, 2016 to May 31, 2016. The DNR must receive comments no later than 4:30 pm, May 31.

Death of The Honorable Man

Death of The Honorable Man

Reinvention of the country club, meanwhile, is now estimated to cost the taxpayer $28 million (look for the final number to go higher). The Honorable Man would hang his head in shame. It would be more than he could bear.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 12th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 12th, 2016

The Oxbow debacle continues, now double the amount promised just three years ago. The total is now up to 126 million and includes spending for concrete golf cart paths.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of April 30, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of April 30, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 15,308,057.61 from March 31, 2016 to April 30, 2016. 1/6th (17.21% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $67.5 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Richland County Water Resource District letter to Todd Sando, ND State Water Commission

Richland County Water Resource District letter to Todd Sando, ND State Water Commission

The Richland County Water Resource Board is in favor of flood protection for Fargo Moorhead; however, we are opposed to the Flood Diversion Board of Authority’s plan as it currently exists.

Oxbow, ND Mayor Moves Into Government Housing

Oxbow, ND Mayor Moves Into Government Housing

A $2.69 million home, with ZERO money down (county taxpayer owned), ZERO percent interest (county taxpayer owned) and ZERO property taxes (county taxpayer funded) on a 30 year loan would cost any other buyer $7,472.00 per month.