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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties February 4th, 2016

I’m shocked that Pawluk thinks anyone upstream would accept his ‘seat at the DA table’. This ‘seat’ was non-voting, and had no significant meaning. It was the modern day equivalent of beads & wampum.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 14,937,811.26 from November 30 to December 31, 2015. 1/6th (14.64% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $61.1 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of November 30, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 8,572,964.97 from October 31 to November 30, 2015. 1/7th (13.8% ) 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 October 31, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of October 31, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 7,530,334.43 from September 30 to October 31, 2015. 1/7th (13.32% ) 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 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.

Translating the Talking Heads of Fargo

Translating the Talking Heads of Fargo

Ironically, city and county officials appear to have completely ignored the incompetence of issuing permits for construction before the natural flood plain issues had been addressed.

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.

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