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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 46,184,449.46 from August 31, 2016 to September 30, 2016. 1/5th (20.45% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $78.5 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO, all courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

MN Governor Mark Dayton ltr Sets the Record Straight

MN Governor Mark Dayton ltr Sets the Record Straight

Despite Lieutenant General Semonite’s unfounded representation to the contrary, Minnesota has not “come together” with the Army Corps of Engineers and the State of North Dakota to advance the proposed project. In all my years of public service at the state and federal levels, I have never seen such a complete disregard for the process of a co-regulator.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 10,316,231.48 from April 30, 2016 to June 30, 2016. 1/6th (17.78% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $71.3 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

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.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of March 31, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of March 31, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 22,764,904.07 from February 29, 2016 to March 31, 2016. 1/6th (16.35% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $65 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Denial is NOT Just a River in Egypt

Denial is NOT Just a River in Egypt

P3 is not a savings at all! It is $400 million in instant up-front costs for the local share, which will be funded directly and indirectly via sales and property tax.

Blind Leading the Blind

Blind Leading the Blind

It would be interesting to find out if the law firms representing their clients on the Minnesota side are willing to guarantee their legal advice (cover clients losses), should that lead to a decision to move forward with the new JPA agreement that proves to be against Minnesota law and the interests of landowners.

BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

BREAKING: Judge Tunheim Decision 3-31-2016

The Court’s order today is not the end of this case. The JPA’s Minnesota law claims are still pending against the Diversion Authority – those claims were not at issue in the motions decided in this order of the OHB ring levee remains in place. Those matters will await resolution on another day.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 29, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of February 29, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 7,730,528.68 from January 31 to February 29, 2016. 1/6th (15.08% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $65 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 11th, 2016

USACE discretionary funds for Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project is nothing more than lipstick on a pig. They are telling Fargo that if they go ahead with construction, they’re on their own.

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