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If the North Dakota (LPP) removes additional land from the natural flood plain compared to the  Minnesota (FCP) why is the USACE relying on Executive Order 11988 as an excuse to not consider the southern and western alignments?

If the North Dakota (LPP) removes additional land from the natural flood plain compared to the Minnesota (FCP) why is the USACE relying on Executive Order 11988 as an excuse to not consider the southern and western alignments?

<<< Return to FAQs >>> The USACE inconsistently applied EO 11988 as a result of “goal driven” findings pursuant to criteria set by the non-federal sponsor of Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN. The current LPP ignores EO-11988 and relocates over 30+ square miles of natural flood plain for future development that benefits Fargo, ND while […]

Beth Askegaard Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Beth Askegaard Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

<< Read and Download Original Beth Askegaard Comment Letter >> U.S. Anny Corps of Engineers: Upon attentive review of the proposed Fargo-Moorhead, “locally preferred” diversion plan, I have come to question not only the economical and environmental impacts that the plan imposes upon our region, but furthermore the ethical issues that will arise if this […]

How can the project go all the way to Hickson, protecting undeveloped land, and be within the guidelines of EO11988?

How can the project go all the way to Hickson, protecting undeveloped land, and be within the guidelines of EO11988?

The currently proposed LPP contained in the July 2011 (Sept 2011 release) directly and indirectly violates EO 11988. Over 200,000 acre feet of natural floodplain water south of the metro area will be displaced by Fargo, Cass County and the United States Army Corps of Engineers into areas that do not have a previous history of flooding.

Keith and Jann Monson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Keith and Jann Monson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Our farm and most of the land we farm lies on the inside of the proposed diversion. Despite that fact we are 100% against this diversion. Fargo has decided to build and continue to build to the south in lower flood prone areas that they now feel are the only way out of their bad city planning is to inflict this diversion debacle onto out lying areas without being willing to sacrifice anything within their city limits.

What is the difference between retention, staging and storage?

What is the difference between retention, staging and storage?

<<< Return to FAQs >>> There are several similar terms employed by the USACE, Flood Diversion Board of Authority and media that create confusion with terms used by the Red River Basin Commission. Understanding the differences between the terms being used offers a greater understanding of the potential scope and deficiencies of the proposed Fargo […]

Matt and Rachel Ness Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Matt and Rachel Ness Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

We feel this project would be a gigantic mistake and waste of taxpayer dollars. The result of this project would take away my livelihood and devastate my farm and that has been in my family for four generations. The project will only benefit a small part ofthe Fargo/Moorhead area, while creating more water problems throughout the Red River Valley Basin area. There are too many holes in this current plan and too many foreseeable problems, this radical plan the Corps has planned is illogical.

Gene Sauvageau Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Gene Sauvageau Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

<< Read and Download Original Gene Sauvageau Comment Letter >> The Fargo Dam & Diversion Project is bad for hundreds of people and many surrounding communities’ on the Red River Basin. Water detention is a much better system for every body and the land and “Fargo”. My farmstead value is worthless right now, No improvements […]

Brenda Sauvageau Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Brenda Sauvageau Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

<< Read and Download Original Brenda Sauvageau Comment Letter >> Fargo Dam and Diversion, Our immediate family has lived here for over a quarter of a century. We reside in a home which we moved onto our land eight years ago. Our seventeen year old daughter has lived with us here her whole life. If […]

Is this just one more Dog and Pony show?

Is this just one more Dog and Pony show?

The point was made at the Richland and Wilkin County meeting with Diversion Authority was, Richland and Wilkin county residents, and some Cass and Clay county have not caused this problem to be put on themselves. Fargo has caused this problem to be put on Richland and Wilkin County Citizens. The Fargo interest have built […]

Still at it, rejecting solutions

Still at it, rejecting solutions

Mr. Jack Zaleski has been one of my favorite writers in the area, not that we always agree, but I have been able to understand his viewpoint. As one of those who has moved back to the farm, we have a different perspective on this issue. I still do appreciate his viewpoints. The focus on […]