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Submit a Tip About Government Waste

Submit a Tip About Government Waste

In three short years, the Fargo Moorhead Dam and FM Diversion nearly doubled in cost from $900 million to $2.04 billion. The USACE intentionally compartmentalizes projects to keep concerned taxpayers out of sync with the process to remain unfettered and unaccountable. Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN along with Cass and Clay counties are placing impracticality […]

Dave Gingrey Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Dave Gingrey Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The diversion should be constructed within the city limits of Fargo. It is unethical to expect county residents outside the City of Fargo to sacrifice their property and livelihoods for the benefit of Fargo and it is unethical for the Army Corps of Engineers to be part of any such plan.

Diversion’s Engineering Depends on the Nature of Flood Threat

Diversion’s Engineering Depends on the Nature of Flood Threat

Rodger Olsen and Kevin Campbell, who serve on the public outreach committee of the Flood Diversion Authority, submitted a joint letter to the Fargo Forum. The back peddling being done by diversion officials over the 500 year vs 100 year flood levels is rather entertaining. Early on, the USACE offered up viable solutions to address […]

Mary K. Adams Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Mary K. Adams Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

In an era of rapidly growing world population, demand for food will remain paramount. Rich farmland is a premium investment and is being sought and bought allover the world. So for me the question remains, is the diversion, as proposed, an undertaking for the economic development of south Fargo, or is it purely for flood protection?

Diversion PR Machine Counts Chickens Before They Hatch

Diversion PR Machine Counts Chickens Before They Hatch

The only pivotal step in the process is whether or not congress can fund the $2.04+ billion project, at a taxpayer cost of over $40,998 per structure in the metro area. How will history record their actions? Defenders of property rights or sell-outs to greed?

A Possible Alternative to the Diversion

A Possible Alternative to the Diversion

The discussion has always centered on how to move or direct water laterally – north, south, east, west – and/or retention with later release, again laterally. I wonder if straight down might be a feasible direction?

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.