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Is this just one more Dog and Pony show?

Is this just one more Dog and Pony show?

The point was made at the Richland and Wilkin County meeting with Diversion Authority was, Richland and Wilkin county residents, and some Cass and Clay county have not caused this problem to be put on themselves. Fargo has caused this problem to be put on Richland and Wilkin County Citizens. The Fargo interest have built […]

Still at it, rejecting solutions

Still at it, rejecting solutions

Mr. Jack Zaleski has been one of my favorite writers in the area, not that we always agree, but I have been able to understand his viewpoint. As one of those who has moved back to the farm, we have a different perspective on this issue. I still do appreciate his viewpoints. The focus on […]

Where do your tax dollars go?

Where do your tax dollars go?

http://hpr1.com/opinion/article/letter_to_the_editor1/ Letter to the editor, The questions still keep coming: what is the fargo sales tax spent on and what is the goal of the sales tax? We see it is to be used for “flood mitigation and reduction and related improvements” as the city may select: “…without limitation the providing for retention of water” […]

Seeking Answers:  My F-M diversion quest

Seeking Answers: My F-M diversion quest

Kudos are in order for Kristin Kirtz of MSUM. Through the eyes of a wayward college student and aspiring journalist, she’s captured a portion of the uncertainty and indifference that many feel as the proposed project silently overwhelms better senses. More curious is Kristin Kirtz’s corroboration of a behavioral defect that should have more people […]

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.