January 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm in INFORUM
Think of the race toward permanent flood protection for Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead as a series of hurdles. Continue Reading
Tags: army corps of engineers, Diversion, Editorials, Flood, Opinion 6 Comments »
You should also mention that West Fargo and Cass County have been allowing development on the spillover side of the Sheyenne Diversion for some time and are now appear to be attempting to use this to cover their stupidity in those decisions.
So to imply local leaders have the right experts and answers and the Corps do not isn’t quite the way I see it.
This area has a long history of ignoring the boundaries of flood-safe development. Until these leaders opposed to the East route can offer some sort of assurance that they won’t keep repeating their mistakes of the past and present, I’m not sure why they think the Corps should give their opinion a lot of thought.
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When has the Corps ever done anything others have wanted. All I can say if I was them I would have those Dams in Valley City and South Dakota wide open to get rid of as much water as possible but I doubt that will happen they will wait until the flood hits then say they can’t hold anymore water then release it on us.
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Don’t try and say West Fargo needs this diversion to save it from flooding. West Fargo already has floor protection in place. This diversion is for Fargo and Moorhead.
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Once again the Forum is asking for compromise when they really mean “do it the way we want it done”.
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waffle plan water storage would seem to me a viable option.Lots of marginal farmland available on both sides of the river thanks to the legal and illegal selfish drainage done in error over the last 60 years.
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I just did the math again… just the flow difference between 30 feet (still major flood stage) and 41 feet is .4339 acre feet every second. That’s 37,488.96 acre feet every day! Keep in mind that the river always stays near the top for a LONG time. Putting a foot of water on 37,000 acres every day doesn’t seem feasible to me.
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