Backing away from rivers and not allowing new homes or businesses within 450′ of rivers is one of the many ways we can help ourselves in Fargo right now.
AlongÂ with requiring further river setbacks for new homes or businesses, we need to develop more strategic land use that targets and encourages development and redevelopment in areas with infrastructure already in place nearer the city’s core, and focus on working with our neighbors in the basin on retention and ring dikes up and down the Red River Valley.
This important 450′ setback from rivers restriction for new homes or businesses item is on Monday’s agenda, I brought thisÂ item forward in September. Â Kudos to Cass County for adopting a similar ordinance in 2006.
Here’s some examples of some of the new and old varieties of flood fighting methods. Â We need to work together onÂ strategic basin wide water management as well as we do fighting these more frequent and severe floods year after year.
- One of this years new tools are Trapbags. These are along 52nd Ave S. They use less material than a clay dike