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Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 5: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

WRRDA 2014 was so stuffed full of pet projects that of the 514 votes cast between the house and senate, only 11 dissented. It’s not like the entire U.S. Congress took a hard look at the FMDA project and considered it worthy.

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 4: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

“How in the world did this get this far?” ~ With incompetent leadership selling a development project disguised as flood control.

Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 3: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Imperial Fargo and elite developers would not accept permanent internal flood protection for the city that existed. It didn’t fit their land grab agenda, they got greedy…, they wanted more. Even if MORE, meant placing the existing city in harms way and property owners in the cross-hairs of mandatory FEMA flood insurance.

Part 2: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 2: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

So many imbeciles, drenched with arrogance, playing a high stakes games to place Fargo at greater risk – for an unnecessary project, unjust profit and congressional funding that may never come.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $24,454,553.37 from June 30, 2017 to July 31, 2017. Over 24 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $96.9 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 and private Oxbow Country Club, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

Part 1: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Part 1: Exposing Fargo Moorhead (FMDA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Is this an unscrupulous attempt by the FMDA to raise the 100 year base flood elevation to conceal the actual impacts of the proposed project to cheat property owners and reduce the amount of financial mitigation to be paid to areas outside the project footprint?

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D530) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (MN DNR SUR-REPLY BRIEF)

Case Civil No. 13-2262 (D530) | US District Court, District of Minnesota (MN DNR SUR-REPLY BRIEF)

An April 27, 2016 Corps’ Memorandum similarly shows that the Corps understood the PPA could not be signed unless the Corps provided assurances that the congressionally-approved Requirement was met. Ultimately, the Corps agreed to the Requirement limiting the Corps’ ability to enter into the PPA, took the money, and then abdicated its responsibility to assess the state regulatory and permitting issues affecting the project. The Corps simply ignored the state regulatory issues.

Moorhead and Clay County Officials Continue to Violate MN Laws

Moorhead and Clay County Officials Continue to Violate MN Laws

So why would Weyland, who has sworn an oath to uphold the laws of Minnesota and Clay County, openly defy that responsibility?

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2017

Fargo Dam and FM Diversion Costs as of June 30, 2017

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $5,696,856.75 from May 31, 2017 to June 30, 2017. Nearly 24 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $94.5 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 and private Oxbow Country Club, courtesy of state and local taxpayers.

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

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

Fargo Diversion Authority spent another $12,343,179.35 from April 30, 2017 to May 31, 2017. Nearly 23 percent of the original projected cost. The Fargo Diversion Authority has pumped over $94.4 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.

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