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Flood plan: A dose of reality

January 31, 2013

A preliminary schedule for a Minot flood protection plan was laid out Tuesday for members of the city council, and one thing is crystal clear after that presentation: Should Minot opt to move forwar......

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EarlyBird

Jan-31-13 8:52 AM

Why don't they use the flood protection plan we already built. We built several temporary holding ponds that have been made into recreation areas, why don't we just drain those down so they can hold the runoff like we intended them to. I think it's crazy to come into a city to fight a flood that should be stopped way before it gets to the city. It's not like we are running out of countryside. Why not make a diversion right on this side of the border to handle the excess stored water in Canada. The diversion would't have to involve any cities or the property in them. The only real answer is to use what we have in place correctly and we will be just fine. I'm sure it's a huge problem to save face after that man made disaster but a few peoples embarrassment isn't worth over 500 million dollars.

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muleskinner

Jan-31-13 9:19 AM

820,000,000 dollars to build flood control structures might work, but I wouldn't count on it.

Sounds like more of a money spending plan than it is a real flood plan.

$820,000,000/4,000=$205,000

Why not just buyout all of the homes/businesses that were flooded?

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-31-13 11:47 AM

More like a large dose of federal welfare bucks that an engineer firm can get rich with and all reality went out the window! City of Minot went on a panic spending spree! A mismanaged 100 year flood all caused by human error!

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WorriedAmerican

Jan-31-13 1:15 PM

Excellent opportunity for Mr. Walters! Retired from the City, got elected to the Ward County Commission and works for the Engineering Firm in charge of the flood planning! Sweet deal!

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MarkHighwater

Feb-01-13 1:12 AM

Yep you got it worried one...home grown pork barrel is all this bunch of bologna is....i think they have already doled out over 100 million just to draw up these ridiculous plans.....i agree with skinner too,just buyout the valley and accept the federal money and raise the floodplain,and what ever happened to flood insurance?

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MarkHighwater

Feb-01-13 1:15 AM

I hope there is just one citizen out there who will start a referendum ...and put this grandiose/wasteful plan to a vote of the people of Minot.

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ProgressiveLiberal

Feb-03-13 7:48 PM

“Why not just buyout all of the homes/businesses that were flooded?“ Good idea Muleskinner. If you Republicans don’t like the flood control plan, just wait until the Des Lacs has her 100 year flood without any flood control. As much water as 2011 and half the warning. I will be watching and smiling from up on the hill.

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MarkHighwater

Feb-03-13 11:52 PM

Exactly..if people insist on living in a well establihed FLOOD PLAIN of 1562'..well they can buy insurance and take their chances....lifes a gamble....ROLL THE DICE

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