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Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of January 31, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 31,159,075.33 from December 31, 2016 to January 31, 2017. 1/4.5 th (22.54 percent) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $89.5 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO, all courtesy of state and local taxpayers. With unfinished internal flood protection projects the Fargo Diversion Authority continues to pump millions into the non-flood prone OHB ring-dike-levee with buyouts running to 200-900 percent…, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of December 31, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 3,006,266.62 from November 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016. 1/5th (20.8% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $88 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO, all courtesy of state and local taxpayers. With unfinished internal flood protection projects the Fargo Diversion Authority continues to pump millions into the non-flood prone OHB ring-dike-levee with buyouts running to 200-900 perecent…, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

MN DNR Press Release: December 29, 2016

MN DNR Press Release: December 29, 2016

Minnesota will ask the court to prohibit construction of the dam and diversion channel because the Minnesota has not issued the necessary permits.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion to Reinstate USACE as an Active Defendant)

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion to Reinstate USACE as an Active Defendant)

Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority file Motion to Reinstate USACE as an Active Defendant involving Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project case.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion for Permanent Injunction)

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D341) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (Motion for Permanent Injunction)

Richland Wilkin Joint Powers Authority file Motion for Permanent Injunctive Relief against Fargo Dam and FM Diversion project.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of September 30, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 46,184,449.46 from August 31, 2016 to September 30, 2016. 1/5th (20.45% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $78.5 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO, all courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2016

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2016

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $ 10,316,231.48 from April 30, 2016 to June 30, 2016. 1/6th (17.78% ) of the original projected cost and they haven’t even started on the actual main project. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $71.3 million into OHB ring-dike-levee and private country club, which provides ZERO FLOOD PROTECTION BENEFIT TO FARGO.

DECISION: US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit - Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

DECISION: US Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit – Fargo Dam and FM Diversion

By virtue of OHB ring levee’s connection with the larger diversion project, its construction does not take place “wholly outside” Minnesota’s borders. Minnesota has an interest in regulating the larger diversion project and its parts.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D323) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D323) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

The FEIS clearly advances two other alternatives for serious consideration in the permitting phase. One of those alternatives would reduce the area of flood plain developed and protected, thereby reducing the volume of water diverted by the proposed project.

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D321) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D321) | US District Court, District of Minnesota

Commencement of Eminent Domain Proceedings: For the initial phase of Corps construction, the Diversion Authority must secure title to three properties in North Dakota.

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