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Residents want basin-wide approach to study on river management

March 21, 2013

Residents of the Souris River Basin downstream of Velva asked the International Souris River Board Wednesday to address their flow concerns when investigating possible changes to river management....

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Mar-21-13 1:33 PM

Hey Earlybird. It all boils down to politics. Somebody found a way to get some money for a study so they think they gotta spend it. Everybody knows the answer to flooding, it is too much water. How do you stop flooding. Empty the dams during the winter to make room for the spring runoff. There, now they know so they can save that money and give it to some of those poor people whose house was destroyed instead of lining their own pockets!

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Mar-21-13 8:19 AM

The Clark Sayler was built long ago when the cities and people along the river were dumping all the sewer waste into the river. We used that flood plain to spread out the water de-silting and allowing the heavy contaminants to be trapped in the cattails that act as a filter before flowing back into Canada. This has caused the waterfowl to abandon the Clark Salyer refuge for the most part except around Newburg where the valley is narrower and the water a bit deeper yet. Between silt building up and increased drainage from the farmlands is some of the human problems that need studying.

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Mar-21-13 7:59 AM

What do you want to know, I'll only charge $100.000.00 to research it for you. What the heck do they think is out there that needs to be studied? Then what will be done with the results? The only study that needs to be done is to remember why we built flood protection in the first place. Some people must think spending money is the solution to our problems, we solved the water problems long ago but these human problems do need studying.

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