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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 5:35 PM

We know we cannot trust canada to give us flood control. Their(and our) dams have over 100 feet of water at the gates, lake darling has only 26 feet--and is not viable for good flood protection. The canadian dams hold water for hydro power and darling for waterfowl. The only true flood protection will come from a channel wide and deep enough to hold any amount of water sent to us.if we had done that after 69 we would be flood proof. hard to believe we were told the canadian dams would be "dry" dams. we flooded in 2011 because we were lied to. minot is now on the right track to develop a floodway. we do not need diversion gates or any other pricey stuff--just a big channel. the same is true for all the cities along the mouse river.

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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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