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Protecting People and Wildlife

Protecting People and Wildlife

By Melissa Samet, Senior Water Resources Counsel, National Wildlife Federation While operations and maintenance (or O&M) might not sound like something to be concerned about, it absolutely is.  O&M carried out by the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain navigation on the Mississippi River causes enormous environmental harm and increases flood risks for river communities. O&M on the 1,20 ...[Read More]

Fargo Moorhead Diversion: Planners Fail to Meet State Permitting Requirements

Fargo Moorhead Diversion: Planners Fail to Meet State Permitting Requirements

By Rae Ann Kelsch North Dakota officials have told planners for the proposed Fargo Moorhead Diversion that they have not met state permitting requirements.   The diversion project is designed to provide flood protection for the cities of Fargo and Moorhead as well as remove 50 square miles from the natural floodplain for future development.   A 36-mile long diversion channel along with a dam on th ...[Read More]

Federal Flood Protection Standards One Year Later

Federal Flood Protection Standards One Year Later

Originally Published by Natural Resources Defense Council, February 16, 2016 By Rob Moore One year ago, President Obama issued a directive to all federal agencies to begin preparing for sea level rise and the increasing risk of flooding caused by climate change. The directive established new federal flood protection standards that will go a long way towards making the nation more resilient. One ye ...[Read More]