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F-M Diversion could add 2 ft to Red at Thompson

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GF Herald: Army Corps of Engineers Study

Did anyone anticipate that a diversion would add nearly 2 ft to a flood at Thompson? Certainly not a hydrologist, but why does the peak impact hit the Climax area rather than Georgetown, Mn? Do the velocity effects from the diversion only get negated at Climax? (sounds a bit off color there, sorry :ohmy: ). The Red's channel at Climax is capable of almost double the flow that it is at Georgetown.

The study doesn't yet include Grand Forks and communities further downstream. After spending $400 million in GF, would even more work be required?

Seems like this study has the potential to have a major impact on politics in the valley. The FM area badly needs a project: these type projections may make the project even more expensive and/or delayed.

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Surprised that this isn't in the Forum yet:

GF Herald: Army Corps of Engineers Study

Did anyone anticipate that a diversion would add nearly 2 ft to a flood at Thompson? Certainly not a hydrologist, but why does the peak impact hit the Climax area rather than Georgetown, Mn? Do the velocity effects from the diversion only get negated at Climax? (sounds a bit off color there, sorry :ohmy: ). The Red's channel at Climax is capable of almost double the flow that it is at Georgetown.

The study doesn't yet include Grand Forks and communities further downstream. After spending $400 million in GF, would even more work be required?

Seems like this study has the potential to have a major impact on politics in the valley. The FM area badly needs a project: these type projections may make the project even more expensive and/or delayed.

I'm not a hydrologist either, but there are a lot of smaller streams that enter the Red between Fargo and Grand Forks. That adds to the water flow. The water usually slows as it travels north during spring floods because of ice, so moving the water more quickly through the Fargo area would probably build up more the further north you go. And I'm sure that there are other factors that I wouldn't know about that affect the flow of the river.

Doing something for Fargo is very important and should be near the top of the list of projects for the state (along with Devils Lake and infrastructure for the western part of the state). But it will only work if it doesn't have major negative affects for the rest of the Valley.

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Congress Peterson issued a statement about the latest corespondent from the FM Diversion leaders to the Minnesota DNR. He said he is skeptical the DNR will issue a diversion permit.

Fargo leaders may be or are waiting to run out the clock with Gov. Dayton. Tim Pawlenty if elected will be much easier to work with. In the Bank?

it’s really hard to read these guys do they really want to spend up to 4 Billion. If it’s OPM maybe.

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On March 30, 2018 at 10:16 PM, moser53 said:

Congress Peterson issued a statement about the latest corespondent from the FM Diversion leaders to the Minnesota DNR. He said he is skeptical the DNR will issue a diversion permit.

Fargo leaders may be or are waiting to run out the clock with Gov. Dayton. Tim Pawlenty if elected will be much easier to work with. In the Bank?

it’s really hard to read these guys do they really want to spend up to 4 Billion. If it’s OPM maybe.

Tim Pawlenty says he's in. If the Dems run a woman it may be a tough road to hoe for them. Do the Dems have a guy who the voters recognize?

 

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 2 important things in life are the ones everyone says don't talk about. Religon and Politics. Family is #1 with most.

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2 hours ago, moser53 said:

So you don't approve my message 

I'm not going to spend time approving every one of your posts. Either follow the forum rules or your ability to post here at all will be removed. 

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