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Self Appointed Metro Mayor?

Self Appointed Metro Mayor?

Sometime innocuous statements…aren’t so innocuous after all. Two different reporters, from two different publications, nearly two months apart report eerily similar words spoken by Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker. When Kristin Daum, of the Fargo Forum reported Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker’s comments on January 28th, 2012: EXCERPT FROM: Walaker’s Warning Reignites Divide Between Diversion Supporters, Opponents […]

Why are upstream impacts rather than downstream impacts being proposed?

Why are upstream impacts rather than downstream impacts being proposed?

<<< Return to FAQs >>> Short answer, to benefit Fargo’s future plans for economic development. Excerpt from USACE FEIS Appendix C 3.9 Project Performance, Risk and Uncertainty Given the uncertainty associated with the various hydraulic, hydrologic, and economic relationships used in the flood damage analysis, there is likewise some uncertainty regarding a project’s ability to […]

Jean Anderson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Jean Anderson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The impact and importance of cultural and community heritage should be valued with the same weight as other economic values. If the diversion project proceeds, please confirm, with historical examples, what federal law means by: “each affected parcel will be appraised and assessed for impact: as a way to determine what “just compensation” might be”.

Will the Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion remove flood insurance requirements?

Will the Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion remove flood insurance requirements?

<<< Return to FAQs >>> Dropping flood insurance coverage downstream of any high risk – high hazard dam is a personal choice that exposes financial lenders and property owner to significant risk. The American Society of Civil Engineers issued a GRADE D in 2009 for dam structures in the United States. “As dams age and […]

Is the proposed diversion LPP considered a

Is the proposed diversion LPP considered a “high hazard” dam?

<<< Return to FAQs >>> Yes, according to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and Minnesota DNR guidelines, the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion is considered a high risk or high hazard potential dam which includes: • probable loss of life or serious hazard, or • damage to health, • damage to main highways, • […]

Marcus Larson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Marcus Larson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The USACE previous responses to Violations of EO11988 are insufficient. This suggests a conflict of interest and lack of representation to affected taxpayers and areas outside the protected area. Darrell Vanyo’s testimony is self-evident that Fargo is pursuing this project for future flood plain development which is a direct violation of EO11988. 43 feet of protection in Fargo is a game changer and all previous cost benefit ratios are no longer valid.

What is a high hazard dam?

What is a high hazard dam?

<<< Return to FAQs >>> Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety: Glossary of Terms FEMA defines a “dam” as an artificial barrier that has the ability to impound water, wastewater, or any liquid-borne material, for the purpose of storage or control of water. FEMA classifies dams according to the potential impact a dam failure (breach) or […]

Wayne and Lori Rheault Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Wayne and Lori Rheault Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

<< Read and Download Original Wayne & Lori Rheault Comment Letter >> To the army corps of engineers; We would like to address this Fargo diversion/dam, we live just south of Fargo in Hickson an area that has never been flooded. Our concerns are that you are going to sacrifice our area to save a […]

Why is the North Dakota diversion channel the selected plan, when the Minnesota diversion channel would have been cheaper?

Why is the North Dakota diversion channel the selected plan, when the Minnesota diversion channel would have been cheaper?

<<< Return to FAQs >>> Fargo and Cass County ND officials, influenced the Diversion Board of Authority to adopt a ND based diversion despite the more cost effective alternatives presented by the USACE (United States Army Corps of Engineers). Fargo and Cass County ND officials, collaborated with key influential players and developers to foster the […]

Wallace Tintes Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Wallace Tintes Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

I am not in favor of this project as it has been written about to date; my reasons are listed below. The damage to cities, farms, roads etc due to such a large wide project. The cost of this project when the federal government is worse than broke. I have no idea on how you expect to find the funds to pay for such a large project.