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Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 4,793,218.74 from August 31 to September 30, 2015. 1/8th (12.9% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $59 million into OHB ring-dike-levee, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of August 31st, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of August 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 24,218,927.98 from July 31st to August 31st, 2015. 1/8th (12.63% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $55 million into OHB ring-dike-levee, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of July 31st, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of July 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 3,155,560.11 from June 30th to July 31st, 2015. 1/9th (11.28% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Fargo's Greatest Flood Is the Fargo Diversion Authority

Fargo’s Greatest Flood Is the Fargo Diversion Authority

“A lot of people had flood insurance in West Fargo but dropped it because of the Sheyenne River Diversion Project,” Kyner said. “They figured they would be safe. But they weren’t safe from the 17 inches of rain that came down. My point is it floods everywhere. A 60-foot dike can’t protect you if it rains 17 inches on the wrong side of the dike.”

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 7)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 7)

The danger of losing objectivity is that a pragmatic solution for Fargo’s contrived flood levels becomes harder to reach, largely because the goal is financially unrealistic.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D287) | US District Court, District of  Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D287) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

The following clarification was received late today from US District Court, District of Minnesota. Summmary: Home and golf course construction may continue, however, the all physical construction activities related to the OHB ring levee, if ongoing, must cease immediately. [Jump to Judges Decision and Order Decision] CASE 0:13-cv-02262-JRT-LIB Document 287 Filed 07/28/15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT […]

Pawluk's Pen Perils (part 2)

Pawluk’s Pen Perils (part 2)

I’m sorry, but there are no accolades for internal flood protection that is long overdue. What the city and county can build in mere weeks before a flood, could have easily been completed in the six years since the 2009 flood.

Situational Ethics Part 8

Situational Ethics Part 8

Isn’t it rather interesting Fargo Diversion Authority resorts to hearsay and conjecture relating to FEMA flood insurance but have yet to produce a FEMA document defining the claims being made or offered an ironclad written guarantee that FEMA will not require flood insurance behind the OHB ring dike or Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project?

Situational Ethics Part 6

Situational Ethics Part 6

After reading Mr. Nyhof’s letter to Terry Birkenstock (USACE) several times, I cannot not find any word or phrase, specifically requesting his city be saved.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 16th, 2015

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 16th, 2015

So many questions, too few answers…, taxpayer subsidized buyouts to mitigate a project that does not have federal funding or turned a shovel of dirt for the diversion channel.

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