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Fargo, Cass County and Corps of Engineers Leaders Just Don't

Fargo, Cass County and Corps of Engineers Leaders Just Don’t “Get it…”

A cocky reply from a public servant. Col. Michael Price, USACE ( Corps of Engineers ) “We have full confidence we’re in good shape,” ~ to Fargo-Moorhead leaders, shrugging off threats of a legal challenge.

Message is:

Message is: “find a way to get a favorable cost benefit ratio”

It is unfortunate that taxpayer money was not spent to protect the city that exists…, and not the one that is outlined in Fargo’s Tier 2 (50 year) growth plan.

Fargo Diversion Authority Jumbotron

Fargo Diversion Authority Jumbotron

Hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent on public relations to convince area residents that the diversion, as well as an unneeded dam and reservoir, are a “done deal.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The ethics of the decision to place these communities in personal and financial limbo needs to be questioned. It has become virtually impossible for residents to get appraisals on their homes, let alone sell them.

Fargo is Fargo's Worst Flood Threat

Fargo is Fargo’s Worst Flood Threat

ND Gov. Jack Dalrymple: “…the corps of engineers needs to re-apply themselves to the problem, find what the objections are and need to find technical solutions to those problems…”

Will the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion provide protection from summer flooding and heavy rainfall events?

Will the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion provide protection from summer flooding and heavy rainfall events?

One of the big misconceptions about flood insurance, said Dave Kyner, a flood insurance specialist with FEMA, is that “people don’t need flood insurance.” “A 60-foot dike can’t protect you if it rains 17 inches on the wrong side of the dike”.

Kevin Olsgaard Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Kevin Olsgaard Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

There must be a better way. The project would negatively affect my farming. It would also ruin the land where the tie-back levee goes in.

Red River Diversion Information Guide - What will the Diversion Cost You?

Red River Diversion Information Guide – What will the Diversion Cost You?

What will the Diversion Cost You? ** SHOCKING TAX ASSESSMENTS ** that officials have kept from property owners. Fargo-Moorhead can be protected without destroying Red River Basin communities. This plan will lead to the destruction of farms, communities and businesses south of the diversion channel, Clay and Cass counties and northern Richland and Wilkin counties. A Dam & Reservoir is not needed!

John J Ready Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

John J Ready Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Why should Fargo’s poor planning and reckless development of a flood plain, caving into the economic interests of Fargo, Mayor Walaker, and his political cronies be rewarded? Their past development decisions have proven extremely negligent and stupid.

Why was a diversion channel, rather than levees or water retention, recommended?

Why was a diversion channel, rather than levees or water retention, recommended?

The question as presented, is speculative, leading and incorrect. The original flood reduction proposal located on the Minnesota side of the Red River included a diversion channel as a main feature to convey water from south to north of the metro area. The proposal released in the SDEIS and FEIS utilizes high risk dams, levees […]

Dean and Paula Swenson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Dean and Paula Swenson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

I believe that the project, as put forth, is an unsustainable project. I don’t believe that the ACE is capable of either designing, building or maintaining a man built water system that will go over or under 5 different water sheds in a 36 mile man made route around a metro area.