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Does Ward County have any responsibility to help alleviate flooding at Rice Lake?

  1. Certainly, the county taxes homes and property there
  2. None, it was dumb to build on a closed, spring-fed lake
  3. Undecided
 
 
 
 
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MarkHighwater

May-23-13 5:42 AM

I wouldn't call them dumb...but you want to live by a body of water...the chance of flooding is highly probable sooner or later....look what happened to Minot in 2011...the infrastructure was in place to prevent the disaster,however due to poor leadership and communication, all the tax money to build the dams was in vain.

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OldCat

May-23-13 9:08 AM

Key word is alleviate--run a pipeline to NAWS pipeline and pump it to Bowbells--then listen to the Canadians cry foul.Yes they should help-the question is- what can they do??Maybe run some test irrigation plots.

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minotroses

May-23-13 11:02 AM

Well, if you talk to some "old timers", they can remember when in the early 1900's, Rice Lake was dry and you could walk right across it. But then the money hungry realtors and landowners sold low lying lots to poor dump people who build mansions that are now under water. With all the runoff from surrounding fields and the water table, there is not a very good solution to anything being done to alleviate the problem!

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dollarbill

May-23-13 5:25 PM

Amend to Markhighwater,poor leadership and communication,and we lost our home we had for 49 years.

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ILoveMinotND

May-23-13 10:20 PM

THEY PAY PROPERTY TAXES JUST LIKE YOU!!! They deserve to get some help.

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sunup00

May-24-13 12:52 PM

Pumping water is not a perminant fix. Then you deal with who maintains the pump, and pays for the fuel. Them not being a municapality out there the responsibility falls on the county. There next step has to be permanent. if not there spending more money then they need to in the long term.

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WorriedAmerican

May-25-13 11:34 AM

Same old story, those who live high and dry get to pay for those who live under the water and cry why? What a country!

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