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Mouse River managment

August 18, 2013

Vern Kongslie, Towner In May 2013, the Mouse River Basin Preservation Coalition was created to help our government agencies be aware of the flooding issues downstream and upstream of Minot and......

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Aug-21-13 11:54 AM

We were never told the Canadian dams were going to be dry dams. Minot tried - along with Burlington and other communities to have a dry****built that would have also helped control the Des Lacs River. However the Save the Valley group further north fought this - even selling tiny pieces of farmland for a dollar each . That was to make purchasing the needed land a long nightmare. After several years of this the "dry dam" committee gave up and went to plan B - the Canadian dams - which I would agree proved to not be a good idea. Go back and read newspaper articles from that era - I lived it.

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Aug-20-13 5:09 AM

The Souris River will have flood control when pigs fly.

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Aug-18-13 1:04 PM

How dare you to suggest that we lower the dam's during the winter. "That's prime time ice fishing time!" Ya right...They are more concerned about the fishing, then peoples lives and property. Vern open up the gates in the fall and winter. then regulate the flow of water to keep it in its banks in the spring and summer months for all to enjoy it.

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