Additional Content 1234567891011 Last »
FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

Archive for Diversion

You are browsing the archives of Diversion.

Fargo’s Idea of Protection

Fargo’s greatest threat is not the Richland Wilkin JPA. It’s Fargo and Cass County leaders, the Diversion Authority and the Corps driving future development, into a natural flood plain buffer, for an elite group of land developers.

101.9 FM Tom Becka: Craig Hertsgaard and Stephanie Miranowski Interview August 29th, 2012

101.9 FM Tom Becka: Craig Hertsgaard and Stephanie Miranowski Interview August 29th, 2012

Talk FM 101.9 Tom Becka interviews Craig Hertsgaard and Stephanie Miranowski on August 29th, 2012 regarding the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion project. Hertsgaard is a committee member of the Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and Min-Dak Upstream Coalition and Miranowski is a Wilkin County Commissioner and JPA board member. Listen to the Tom Becka […]

Early Chatter:

Early Chatter: “Isaac” Greatest Threat “Heavy Rains”

Watching The Weather Channel intently as “Isaac” heads toward New Orleans within days of Hurricane Katrina’s anniversary prods considerable thought. $14.5 billion additional dollars spent to update aging flood mitigation that at its inception was “designed” to provide adequate prevention from storm surge, swells and tidal flooding. Curiously, a similar concern to the Fargo Moorhead […]

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!