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Published April 27, 2011, 03:53 PM

Another coalition to oppose the proposed diversion plan

Oxbow, ND (WDAY TV) - The fight to put a stop to the proposed diversion is going in a new direction. There is the possibility of another joint powers group or coalition within days.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Township, city, and school leaders upstream are joining forces to consider the idea. The coalition would oppose the plan. The latest project would send more flood water south of Fargo, potentially wiping out Oxbow, the Bakke Subdivision, and Hickson, along with farms.

This group is asking for more studies on the damming of water and upstream retention.

DENNIS BIEWER - Bakke Homeowner: “The big thing is, the more people who can respond, individually, and also as joint powers, I think will get more attention with the corps than anything else.”

The leaders are asking you to comment to the Corps on the environmental impact study within 45 days.