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Outlook suggests serene Souris

March 7, 2014

There’s little cause for alarm in the most recent Flood Potential Outlook for the Souris River basin....

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Mar-07-14 11:03 AM

This 'serene' forecast could change very quickly. The ground is saturated and all it takes is a few high-moisture systems to change the game. Too bad we haven't done anything since 2011 to be better prepared.

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Mar-07-14 10:12 AM

What happened with all the flood control measures that were going to happen after the flood of 2011. There was all kinds of talk of something being done to prevent this from happening again and there was money spent on studies of what needed to be done. Where are those plans and when is something gonna get done? After the next flood? Or maybe the one after that? Getting flooded again would be detrimental to the city of Minot and the people affected AGAIN! There would probably be 4000 houses walked away from because building again would unrealistic to most. "Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me!"

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Mar-07-14 9:23 AM

In the mid 70's the mayor doing the canadian****2 step was busy getting Hostefest underway. We voted no on the All Seasons Arena which was built for Hostefest and now is shared by the state fair, hostefest and others. Much tax money has been spent at the state fair complex which benefits hostefest like padded seats in the arena and expansions. Now they want an event center. Experts warned of our true flood potential. Our city/county gave it windowdressing and continued with spending millions on unnecessities. They ignored our true flood potential and treated it like a nuisance. Now we can't afford it but they continue to buy candy. We have the city/county Gov't. most voted 4. Not me!

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Mar-07-14 9:08 AM

Pony: We were under water 40 days in 1969. Improvements to the river channel after 69 were said to protect us to 5,000cfs. We have had many years since 69 with more than 5,000cfs and temp. burms minimized flooding until 2011 when at least 24,000cfs came. In 85 we voted 4 a 1% city sales tax to pay our share of "flood control dams in canada". The deal with canada was kept secret from even our current mayor. We paid about $42 million and got flooded bad.

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Mar-07-14 8:56 AM

If we had flood control we could ignore the precip in the upper valley. The temporary burms are expensive. Worried about a deficit? Which republican city, county or state rep. has said enough waste is enough on temporary flood protection? Not 1. They r quick 2 beg the fed 4 help on flood recovery while many cannot say enough bad about Gov't.

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Mar-07-14 8:21 AM

Why has nothing been done since the flood of 2011 to prevent this from happening? Are we just going to wait for it to happen again? It never should have happened in the first place if the people in charge of controlling it had done their job. Why do we believe they will do that in the future. C'mon Minot. Get something done to prevent this from happening AGAIN!

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Mar-07-14 7:56 AM

Has Highwater and a few others would say...Blame BigOil for this as well?

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Mar-07-14 7:07 AM

The article says nothing about what causes the water to backup so bad from Wintering Creek on to Canada. The Mouse River is very close to cutting a new channel to get around the refuge.

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