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Published February 05, 2010, 12:00 AM

Problem bigger than a diversion

Regardless of where they put the diversion on either side of the Red River, they should haul the dirt they dig out of the money pit and take it to the cities upstream and build up their dike systems with it.

By: Josh Hennager, West Fargo

Regardless of where they put the diversion on either side of the Red River, they should haul the dirt they dig out of the money pit and take it to the cities upstream and build up their dike systems with it.

I am completely against a diversion because of the insane cost and the damage downstream. I think building dams upstream on the Red’s tributaries and reservoirs, like in Casselton, would do more for the community than another big ditch. Why are there no reservoirs near Fargo and Moorhead? They provide a place to fish, they hold water and they could create some much-needed beach area. Go look at all the use Casselton residents get out of their reservoir and most people with half a brain would agree with me. I bet there are fish houses on the reservoir right now.

Also, aren’t we always trying to figure out where we could get water if there were a drought? We all know Canada will fight us until the bitter end before we could pipe Missouri River water here. Also, we can’t seem to get the funding to finish it anyway. Come on, we can’t even get Devils Lake lowered because they won’t let us dump more than a trickle of water into the Sheyenne.

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