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Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 22nd, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 22nd, 2014

The fact is the location of the diversion alignment with the dam, ditch and levee does not increase the protection of the currently developed area of Fargo vs. more conservative and less expansive flood control plans. The location only gives the city more area to grow without FEMA flood plain regulations.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 3rd, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 3rd, 2014

The location of the F-M Diversion dam and levee determines how much of the natural flood plain is “protected” for development. The farther south the dam and levee are located, the larger the portion of Cass County that is protected for subsidized development. It’s the area where the water naturally collects as it’s been doing since our river system was formed by Mother Nature.

Forum Editorial Staff Admits to Being Dumb as a Plank

Forum Editorial Staff Admits to Being Dumb as a Plank

Fargo Forum Editorial Staff uses broad strokes to assail anyone not aligned with “their version” of “remedies” or “realities” of the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion to be as “dumb as a plank”.

5 Years Ago Today, Keeping Fear Alive

5 Years Ago Today, Keeping Fear Alive

Lack of spring 2014 flooding prompts the Fargo Forum to solicit readers into sharing stories and fears about 2009 flood memories in a shameless attempt to keep the Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project in limelight.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 9th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties January 9th, 2014

How much water does it take to drown a rat? I suppose it depends on whether the rat can swim, but let’s pretend it can’t. Is the rat any more dead if it’s under an inch of water or three feet of water?

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 26th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties December 26th, 2013

The red box is supposed to indicate less than one-foot of new water from the dam that is part of the planned diversion. FEMA will draw new floodplain maps once the diversion is built, that will prohibit new construction in areas that get flooded as a result of Fargo’s plan.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 7th, 2013

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties November 7th, 2013

U.S. Army Corps’ documents state, and Fargo leaders admit, this plan is about growth and was designed to remove the FEMA flood plain controls from 70-square miles of flood-prone land and provide protection to the city of Fargo.

Widespread Community Support Against the Fargo Dam

Widespread Community Support Against the Fargo Dam

Sunday night, with money in their hands, they came to Christine to preserve their communities and their future.

Fact, Fraud or Fantasy

POLL: Do you believe Keith Berndt and others are being fraudulent by alleging the 2009 flood was only a 50 year flood event?

Safety is a Dam Concern

Safety is a Dam Concern

Despite the feigned reassurances of Keith Berndt on August 12th, 2013 during the MNDak Upstream Coalition/Richland Wilkin JPA meeting, there is little comfort that one of the largest earth moving projects in North America, second to the Panama canal, will be a secure structure.

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