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WDAY Meteorologist Alludes To Fargo’s Real Flood Problem

If the pro-diversion ilk truly believes that distributed retention doesn’t work, then remove all dams upstream of Fargo and increase the sizing of all culverts to prevent any water from being held back and let the water decide where it should be.

Fargo Cass Leaders Resort to Hypocrisy and Misinformation

Fargo Cass Leaders Resort to Hypocrisy and Misinformation

Isn’t ironic that Fargo is concerned about the small section of Elm street that parallels the Red River, yet rezones miles of natural flood plain south of the city, that exponentially reduces vital flood plain capacity to buffer Fargo flooding.

Acts of Defiance and Failed Leadership

Acts of Defiance and Failed Leadership

Willful act or complete incompetence? Instead of respecting FEMA guidance or conveying and insisting that letter content be observed by engineers, the Fargo Diversion Authority defies FEMA warnings regarding encroachment and placed the eastern reach of the new OHB levee directly into the “floodway and adjacent flood plain areas” to accommodate Oxbow golf course features, according Aarron Snyder, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Fargo Forum Insults MN Gov. Mark Dayton

Fargo Forum Insults MN Gov. Mark Dayton

Wouldn’t it be nice to have Dayton ask where all the displaced water goes? Or perhaps Gov. Dayton is wise enough to know that Minnesota has been relinquishing land to Fargo development – inch by inch for decades.

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MarK Broadshaug Is “All Wet” Regarding 100 year Flood Woes

The U.S. Corps of Engineer and Red River Basin reports failed to include the net effects of flood plain encroachment on rising flood crests and flood risks, which is directly related to new flood insurance requirements. Every person impacted with new flood insurance requirements can thank Fargo for gambling with flood data, dragging their feet on completing internal flood protection and continuing growth into flood prone areas causing greater future flood risks.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 14th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties August 14th, 2014

North Dakota shouldn’t get trapped in a spiral of spending and litigation for a project that is opposed by a large number of its own residents and its neighbors. Fargo must live by the rules they asked for in the last session.

Jay McNamar Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Jay McNamar Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Minnesota Representative Jay McNamar (DFL) speaks out against the Fargo Diversion Authority moving ahead in their own self-interest without knowing possible negative impacts to Minnesota which only prioritizes property owners on the North Dakota side of the river.

Fargo ND Unprincipled America

Fargo ND Unprincipled America

Fargo and Cass county are almost to the point of being the antonym to the very principles that most Americans hold near and dear.

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.

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