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Court Determines USACE Design Defective

Court Determines USACE Design Defective

Coffer Dams have been designed and used for centuries. In fact, nearly every structure that crosses water or building that is designed where water intrusion would impede construction utilizes coffer dams for safety and security. On December 20, 2011 the United States Court of Federal Claims, case Martin Construction Co. v. United States, found the […]

Kindred School District Attorney Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Kindred School District Attorney Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The District-along with local Townships (who independently maintain zoning control) and other cities in Cass and Richland Counties-were locked out of having any formal place at the table while USACE and local sponsors formulated and planned the flood protection plan.

Aaron Carlson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Aaron Carlson Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

I am writing to inform you that some information in Appendix G – Real Estate of the Fargo Moorhead Metropolitan Area Flood Risk Management Final Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement dated July 2011 (Final Report) is incomplete and therefore inaccurate.

Dennis Walaker, Hero or Nero?

Dennis Walaker, Hero or Nero?

HERO -or- NERO Caesar? In 1997, Dennis Walaker was bolstered into the limelight as a defender of Fargo that eventually landed him into the mayors seat. As a resident of Fargo in 1997, I held the same regard for Dennis Walaker as many others. Dennis Walaker was a city employee that served his community with […]

MN Center for Environmental Advocacy Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

MN Center for Environmental Advocacy Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

We have followed the process and reviewed draft document prior to publication of the FEIS. We are also aware that MN DNR has a number of remaining and additional legitimate concerns with the FEIS including the benefit cost analysis, effects of the diversion and water staging on sediment transport and geomorphology upstream and downstream of the project area, and fish passage. We believe that these areas of concern warrant further clarification before this FEIS can be considered complete.

Jon Rich Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Jon Rich Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The corps of engineers and the local sponsors say there is no alternative but they the local sponsors meaning Fargo have chosen a level of flood protection far beyond that of any city in Minnesota and North Dakota and so they end up supporting a very expensive project that is unrealistic and serves only to support development of land in North Dakota that never should be built on.

Glen and Marilyn Libbrecht Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Glen and Marilyn Libbrecht Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

As a local landowner and farmer, this project will have a very negative effect on me and fellow farmers and rural residents. When local city and state officials went to Washington to present their case for this diversion, were there any negative impacts mentioned? The impact of this project to the rural area has not been entirely considered.

National Wildlife Federation Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

National Wildlife Federation Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The Corps has not taken sufficient measures to mitigate the harmful environmental impacts and increased threat of flooding to upstream and downstream communities. The current plan threatens the upstream communities, including Hickson, Oxbow, and Comstock, by placing them under feet of water in flood years.

Minnesota DNR Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

Minnesota DNR Comments to the USACE re: Fargo Moorhead Dam and Diversion

The locally preferred plan includes a water control structure that is classified as a high hazard dam, which requires preparation of Minnesota State EIS. As part of State EIS scoping, additional assessment and review will be necessary to demonstrate that the above mentioned criteria are fulfilled.

Lump of Coal is the ‘gift’ of Diversion

Lump of Coal is the ‘gift’ of Diversion

by author: Leah Rogne, Mankato, MN I agree with The Forum’s Dec. 22 editorial that the diversion OK by the Army Corps of Engineers chief is more than a gift. The squandering of good-hearted Fargo and Cass County taxpayers’ dollars on planning for the diversion is the “gift that keeps on giving.” It is no surprise […]

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