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Corps' water plan is all wet

February 25, 2013

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has our full support in his latest statement to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers....

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Feb-26-13 9:56 AM

Fully agree, it's a two way street. Lets say farmland rents for $25/acre. That would bring the bill to 125,000. That gives us a tab to play with. If they charge .01/10k gallons we could have 125B gallons before we get charged. Does 125B gallons seem like too much? That's what they sent down stream in about 31 hours when they opened the****to 150k CFS. The Corp's boss is an idiot.

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Feb-26-13 9:10 AM

The state can use eminent domain to gain control of the dams and the water.

The land that was obtained by the US gov is worth more these days.

500,000 acres will be worth at least 5000 an acre with all of the oil underneath and possibly more.

North Dakota needs to take it back so it can be managed responsibly.

The corps wants to sell the water and, sooner than later, there will be a pipeline pumping Lake Sacajawea water to California. All of the water in the lake will be sold to the highest bidder. That's what it is all about, having a resource for sale, not about how the resource should be managed. It is greed and a water grab.

It belongs to North Dakota, not the corps. Lawsuit time.

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Feb-26-13 8:10 AM

Can you imagine if a flood came through Minot and stayed for 18 years like the flood at Devils Lake.

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Feb-25-13 1:42 PM

This is really an easy fix. They can charge us for the water and we will double that price for them "renting" all that farm land that the lake has flooded. Easy.

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Feb-25-13 10:50 AM

the stars represent Laughing My Ass Off!!

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Feb-25-13 10:49 AM

Centerfield, I better swallow my coffee before I read comments.. that was great!!! ****!!!

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Feb-25-13 10:18 AM

The Corp does have redeeming values and we must accept that fact. At the present time, I cannot think of any. The Corp is owned by the politicians East of the Mississippi and our next battle will not be the XL pipeline or oil, it will be water. As the climate changes, (and it certainly is changing), water will become the next battlefield. If we are to charge ND for the da mn, then we should charge the barge owners and the southern states for the flood cleanup when they miss manage the water flow.

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Feb-25-13 8:56 AM

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.... I believe we can cut this department from the federal budget! It does more damage than good!

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Feb-25-13 7:58 AM

The corp is like a two year old with a can of gasoline and a book of matches.

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Feb-25-13 3:04 AM

A very simple solution. Bismarck, Mandan and Minot can charge the corps of engineers for all of the excess water that flowed from Garrison****and the series of dams along the Mouse.

The corps had no business releasing water from Garrison****when the Missouri was already flooding Bismarck and Mandan. The same goes for Minot, the dams up north were full and the corps had no business releasing water from Lake Darling Dam.

All those three cities have to do is send a bill to the corps for causing flooding in their towns.

As for cost, 10 cents a gallon would be a fair price. If there were 1 trillion gallons of flood waters in total, the corps should receive a bill for 100 billion dollars. A penny a gallon is not enough, the amount owed includes damage done.

If the corps can't pay, and you know they can't, then North Dakota owns Garrison****and all water.

That'll teach them to not release water from dams when flooding is already causing damage.

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