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Here Comes The Judge

Here Comes The Judge

Even more interesting is this email I received from Oxbow Mayor Jim Nyhof in 2012, clearly stating: “These lots, in Oxbow anyway, are nothing we would ever try to protect.” So which is it Jim…, is Oxbow flood prone or not?

Wealthy Welfare

Wealthy Welfare

Why would properties above the 100 year flood threshold NEED certifiable 100 year flood protection?

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.

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 7

Situational Ethics Part 7

So if the project is truly “mitigation”…, why did Mr. Nyhof “flip” and become a cheerleader of the project that created the impacts requiring said mitigation? Mr. Nyhof could have easily remained opposed, that is, if that was his genuine position in the beginning.

Situational Ethics Part 5

Situational Ethics Part 5

Oxbow Levee Certification is a Sham Argument: The underlying quandary that exists with the overall OHB (Oxbow, Hickson, Bakke) project is that there is no written assurance that FEMA will accept or “certify” the OHB ring levee when it is completed.

Situational Ethics Part 4

Situational Ethics Part 4

Oxbow has experienced a greater than 100 year flood in 2006 and 2009, and exceeded the 500 year flood level in 2009 by 7.32 inches.

Situational Ethics Part 2

Situational Ethics Part 2

Not only did Oxbow, ND exceed the FEMA and USACE 100 year flood stream-flows in 2009…, it exceeded the FEMA 500 year flood level as well.

Situational Ethics Part 1

Situational Ethics Part 1

If the city of Oxbow is truly at risk of a 2009 level or greater flood event, why would the Oxbow mayor be so carelessly “ineffective” and prioritize a full 18 holes of golf course play over the safety of his city residents?

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