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Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

Paul Marquart Questions Fargo Diversion Authority

The lowest existing ground level in the new portion of Oxbow, ND requires a 22.5 foot high levee because it is 10 feet lower than the lowest residential property along Schnell drive in Oxbow, ND. However, the FEMA regulatory flood plain indicates the lowest existing properties along Schnell drive are only 10.8 inches below the FEMA regulatory 100 year flood plain.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2014   Vendor Name Approved Contract/Invoice Amount Liquidated Outstanding Encumbrance HOUSTON-MOORE GROUP LLC 19,890,094.00 13,119,239.51 6,770,854.49 CH2M HILL ENGINEERS INC 12,491,244.99 11,920,819.01 570,425.98 CASS COUNTY JOINT WATER RESOUR 9,167,398.87 9,167,398.87 – COMMERCIAL TITLE LLC 3,869,541.00 3,869,541.00 – TITLE COMPANY 3,641,500.00 3,641,500.00 – OXBOW. CITY OF 2,935,741.87 […]

Fargo Diversion Authority Ducks Unlimited 404 Permit Deal

Fargo Diversion Authority Ducks Unlimited 404 Permit Deal

Bruce Spiller: “…correct, when we were in final phase with the Corps we tried to get this moved now uhh, now that we have authorization to try to get mitigation because we are going to have extra wetlands on the whole project, um, and tried to get it to separate it and they basically came back with we wouldn’t get a permit if we didn’t go to this.”

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.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties July 10th, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority refuses to explore retention as a viable flood protection option. Refusal to explore combined alternative underscores the ignorance of city and county leaders pushing a multi-billion dollar dam and diversion project to foster development of the natural flood plain south of Fargo, ND.

Hogs at the Trough

Hogs at the Trough

Like calling the hogs to the trough…, the Fargo Forum heralds commencement of the $70+ million OHB project, including a brand new swimming pool, clubhouse, Robert Trent Jones designer course holes and relocation of nearly half the city of Oxbow…, BEFORE completing internal flood protection to safeguard Fargo taxpayers.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties June 19th, 2014

Beth Askegaard and Rolaine Askegaard write to MN Attorney General Lori Swanson to question leaders in St. Paul and Washington value our community, Clay and Wilkin Counties, as belonging to Minnesota. Fargo Diversion Authority insists on developing the natural flood plain south of the city and relocating water impacts onto Minnesota.

Moorhead Rejects Fargo Diversion Authority Right of Entry

Moorhead Rejects Fargo Diversion Authority Right of Entry

Moorhead residents should consider themselves lucky have a city council that is still willing to weigh the pro’s and con’s of an issue, rather than otto-matically rubber stamping Fargo Diversion Authority propaganda.

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 May 8th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties May 8th, 2014

Who needs a pipeline to move oil field benefits from the west? Fargo diversion backers have concocted a scheme to turn the state’s oil and agriculture bounty into a giant ATM machine.

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