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Glen and Marilyn Libbrecht Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Glen and Marilyn Libbrecht Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

As a local landowner and farmer, this project will have a very negative effect on me and fellow farmers and rural residents. When local city and state officials went to Washington to present their case for this diversion, were there any negative impacts mentioned? The impact of this project to the rural area has not been entirely considered.

Lump of Coal is the ‘gift’ of Diversion

Lump of Coal is the ‘gift’ of Diversion

by author: Leah Rogne, Mankato, MN I agree with The Forum’s Dec. 22 editorial that the diversion OK by the Army Corps of Engineers chief is more than a gift. The squandering of good-hearted Fargo and Cass County taxpayers’ dollars on planning for the diversion is the “gift that keeps on giving.” It is no surprise […]

Diversion’s

Diversion’s “transparency” as Clear as Red River Mud

by author: Greg Anderson, Oxbow, N.D. When the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project was first proposed, the city of Oxbow, N.D., asked how the community would be affected. We were told that the project would neither help nor harm us. In subsequent discussions, after it had become clear that the project would not live up to those assurances, […]

How Many Times

How Many Times

When cities or agencies build a flood protection system such as a dam, diversion or levees, people build  homes in the now protected area. This “protection” removes the requirement for flood insurance and many times people do not obtain flood insurance. When the flood reduction system fails or is overwhelmed,  there is no  flood insurance. […]

Executive Order EO 11988

Executive Order EO 11988

Executive Order 11988 — Floodplain Management SOURCE: The provisions of Executive Order 11988 of May 24, 1977, appear at 42 FR 26971, 3 CFR, 1977 Comp., p. 117, unless otherwise noted. By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, and as President of the […]

EO 11988 Fargo's Future Flood Plain Development

EO 11988 Fargo’s Future Flood Plain Development

This picture is taken from the WildRice River bridge on Cass 16 looking Northwest towards St Benedict, ND. The proposed LPP for Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management will remove 69.8 square miles of natural flood plain protection for the region and cause impacts to outlying areas. The proposed Fargo Dam and Diversion will wipe-out […]