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Bridge Collapse in USACE Study Area

Bridge Collapse in USACE Study Area

I-5 bridge over the Skagit River has collapsed near Burlington WA. The USACE is currently conducting general investigation on preliminary alternatives to address flooding in the Skagit River basin. It is not known at this time what caused the collapse, however, this is a stark reminder of the risks associated when crossing waterways. The original […]

Letter: Heitkamp Passes the Buck on Diversion

Letter: Heitkamp Passes the Buck on Diversion

The most disturbing implication of the statement “let the local authorities determine how to best use the funds” is the fact that by saying this, Heitkamp is giving up of her power as a U.S. senator to oversee the use of federal funds.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 18th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 18th, 2013

The FM Diversion is just one more un-achievable, un-fund-able development plan. The FM Diversion Project is just another unfunded government mandate or subsidy that is simply not feasible.

Ignorance, Indifference, Intolerance

Ignorance, Indifference, Intolerance

When the 3 a.m. summer storm comes knocking on Bakke, Hickson and Oxbow’s door with 10-20 inches of rain filling the ring-dike, who will come with the body bags to float the dead away?

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 12th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 12th, 2013

Moorhead’s competent leaders completed their affordable permanent protection and now have nothing to fear from the coming flood “Armageddon.”
Does Fargo’s mayor feel responsible for risking his city by neglecting its dikes and levees just so the $2 billion diversion can be made to appear more necessary?

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 4th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 4th, 2013

If Fargo doesn’t get its diversion, will the Red River Valley stop functioning? Will Fargo face a wall of water running down its streets if the gavel falls against them?

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 28th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 28th, 2013

POLL: Cast your vote! Fargo officials have admitted they could have done a better job of permitting. They blame the developers and offer the excuse that the developers have put the city in jeopardy with threats of legal action.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 21st, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 21st, 2013

ND House members (voted 90-4), stated unequivocally that Fargo should take $102 million, in addition to the $75 million given them in previous sessions, and build up their dikes before they start digging what could be a ditch to nowhere.

Letter: HB 1020 Admendments, Sensible Options

Letter: HB 1020 Admendments, Sensible Options

“We have a need to protect the minority voice. Residents both north and south of Fargo have as much say and need as those within Fargo city limits.” – Rep. John Wall

Letter: Arkansas case holds promise for opponents of FM Dam and Diversion

Letter: Arkansas case holds promise for opponents of FM Dam and Diversion

Fargo, Cass County, the Army Corps of Engineers, planning and designing a non-flood area for water storage, however temporary, will cause a loss of value, loss of marketability for the affected property owners, within the Fargo flood water storage area.