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Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of June 30th, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 7,415,358.87 from May 31st to June 30th, 2015. 1/9th (11.11% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of May 31st, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of May 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $22,456,624.30 from April 30th to May 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/9 (10.69% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of April 30th, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of April 30th, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $7,269,195.32 from March 31st to April 30th, 2015. Nearly 1/10 ( 9.84 % ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of March 31st, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of March 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $5,144,824.87 from February 28th to March 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/11 ( 9.44 % ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Red River Basin Commission lost their way.

Red River Basin Commission lost their way.

The Grand Daddy of misdirection is the FM Diversion project. The Red River is to be dammed up to hold water out of the flood plain so that developers can encroach into areas that would naturally flood.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of February 28th, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of February 28th, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $32,584,755.14 from January 31st to February 28th, 2015. Nearly 1/11 ( 9.2 % ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of January 31st, 2015

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of January 31st, 2015

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $11,903,574.06 from December 31st, 2014 to January 31st, 2015. Nearly 1/13 ( 7% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $17,623,733.09 from October 31st to November 30th, 2014. Nearly 1/15 (6.4%) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The bulk of the costs went towards the OHB ring-dike-levee and new golf course features…, instead of completing crucial internal flood protection for the city of Fargo and it’s residents. When the state of North Dakota committed monies to Fargo, did they ever think it would be spent outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Fargo?

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of October 31st, 2014

Fargo Dam and Diversion Costs as of October 31st, 2014

Fargo Diversion Authority spent $13,316,244.27 from September 30th to October 31st, 2014. Nearly 1/18 (5.5%) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The bulk of the costs went towards the OHB ring-dike-levee and new golf course features…, instead of completing crucial internal flood protection for the city of Fargo and it’s residents. When the state of North Dakota committed monies to Fargo, did they ever think it would be spent outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Fargo?

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

Craig Hertsgaard MNDak Testimony to North Dakota Legislative Budget Section

This is a federal project designed to have federal participation, but the federal government has no money. The continuing budget resolution funding the government in Washington has had a ban on new project construction funding for the last four years, with no end in sight. If you read the letter to the White House from the Minnesota governor, you’ll see he is requesting that no money or support be given to the diversion project, at least until the DNR is done with their study.

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