Additional Content 1234567891011 Last »
FM Diversion and Dam Increases national debt

Archive for ring dike

You are browsing the archives of ring dike.

Letter: Forum Editorial Shows Clear Lack of Integrity

Letter: Forum Editorial Shows Clear Lack of Integrity

I urge The Forum to please try to save your last bits of journalistic integrity and publish the facts and not propagate propaganda. I realize that in an editorial, you can say what you want without facts backing your position.

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.

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.

Those Dam Diversion Easements

Those Dam Diversion Easements

Farming is arguably a business, just like any other. The unique facet of farming is that it contributes “lifeblood” to the economic landscape of the Red River Valley, North Dakota and national economy – providing thousands of jobs and billions in gross annual revenues, as opposed to a golf course that cannot even fill its private membership roster.

Dark Art of Conjuring, Aquaphobia and Other Useless Lies

Dark Art of Conjuring, Aquaphobia and Other Useless Lies

One cannot persist with these lies about farmland tiling increasing water and then turn around and claim that if these farmers held onto “their water” that retention wouldn’t work. If it is frozen, then the farmer is not to blame for natural run-off…, yet if the ground is not frozen the drains, ditches, coulees cannot carry the water any faster than gravity will allow.

Letter: A Land Development Plan Disguised as Flood Control

Letter: A Land Development Plan Disguised as Flood Control

When our cup overflows, North Dakota can accomplish great things. We are people of fortitude, work ethic and discipline. Knowing this, can we stand idle when a few people, called the Diversion Authority, are taking it upon the taxpayers of North Dakota to pay for a private country club and private championship golf course?

MN DNR Letter to Darrell Vanyo Diversion Authority Chair 2014-04-22

MN DNR Letter to Darrell Vanyo Diversion Authority Chair 2014-04-22

The OHB levee is a project component of the F-M Project, without an independent basis for its construction as proposed. In light of the jurisdictional challenges and to protect the integrity of Minnesota’s environmental review process we will consider the OHB levee as a component of the F-M project in the state EIS. Consistent with Minnesota law, MDNR will not be making any final governmental approvals on the F-M project or any component thereof until the state’s EIS process is complete.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 17th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties April 17th, 2014

I am familiar with your letter dated Jan. 14, 2014 to Darrel Vanyo, warning Fargo’s Diversion Authority that this action may violate Minnesota law. After receiving your letter, Fargo-Moorhead’s Diversion Authority concocted an “independent utility” story.

Competence, Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and Moral Turpitude

Competence, Ethics, Conflicts of Interest and Moral Turpitude

Maybe the players in this matter received bad legal advice, or maybe they’ve acted upon their own accord. What strikes me the most odd in all this…, is that it got by the ethical filters of all the parties involved.

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 6th, 2014

Defending Richland and Wilkin counties March 6th, 2014

The damage caused by the intentional flooding cost ten times more than the New Orleans power brokers estimated, and a large percentage of the flooded rural residents received nothing for the damage they suffered.

Page 1 of 512345