National Guard strengthens dam protec...

National Guard strengthens dam protecting ND town

There are 3 comments on the story from Apr 17, 2009, titled National Guard strengthens dam protecting ND town. In it, reports that:

Engineers and the National Guard used more than 100 sandbags, as well as a convoy of trucks, excavators, bulldozers and backhoes to fortify a seeping dam and save a tiny town that would flood if the dam fails.

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Minneapolis, MN

#1 Apr 17, 2009
So why is there a dam there? And why is the town built on the flood plain?
Why do we keep paying tax dollars for stupidity?
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#2 Apr 17, 2009
Here we go again wrote:
So why is there a dam there? And why is the town built on the flood plain?
Why do we keep paying tax dollars for stupidity?
Nobody alive has ever seen this river flood the way it is right now! This is a 500 year flood. That means that 500 years ago the Sheyenne River flooded to this severity. However it did not even get as high as it has this year as it did 500 years ago. Plus there were only a few hundred people living in Valley City at that time. Our community has been sandbagging and having trucks run around the clock building levees and contingency dikes for the last month! This particular post is talking about the small town of Kathryn, ND. It is a total of 50 or so people. Once again this sort of thing has never happened before. How many other towns in the nation are dependant upon dams? 90 percent of the work has been done by volunteers. Yes the national guard is stepping in now, however if we all had to pay all of the volunteers for the last month who have sandbagged more than 12 hours a day we would be way more in debt!
from resident by dam

Lamoure, ND

#3 Aug 21, 2009
First of all Minnesota here we go again. The dam was not seeping as your newspaper reports falsly, the creek that feeds the lake was jammed up with ice in culverts, when ice melted it washed out all roads and the water came up on the lake till it started to go over the spill way. That is how the dam is suppose to work in a situation like this. So as for your crappy ass newspaper looking to make a story out of false facts, shut your mouth unless you know the REAL story.

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