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Hydro Dam, budgets on Council agenda

January 26, 2013

The Hydroelectric Dam and more budget data will be discussed by the Fort Dodge City Council Monday. The council’s activity will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S....

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Colonelbanters

Jan-27-13 4:12 AM

I still say blow the dams down. They are a constant source of spending on studies as the locals really want to do something with it but, don't want to spend a large amount of money and don't like the answers they usually get from the studies. The river just breeds tons of mosquitos and causes ice jams in the winter. Without dams, the river could be used more for recreation in the summer and make FD a more liveable place. What frightens me most about this article is the mention of possibly needing to use the river for water. I really hope those new jobs are worth having to drink agriculturally polluted water from that river. At least maybe that will possibly start making people around there think about what they're doing to the environment a bit more but, I doubt it. Oh well.

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casper

Jan-27-13 9:17 AM

If this ever does happen the river water should be sent to the Ag Park users and have them treat it.

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Colonelbanters

Jan-27-13 4:12 PM

You're totally correct Hbockoven. I was born in '74 so, I'm right there with you but, as I understand, they shut it down because it was no longer economically feasable to operate. Newer generators for low-flow rivers like the Des Moines are now out there and that teases the city into thinking we need to do something with it but, really, it would help bring the river back to life if the dams were just removed. The****being a simple spillway means it certainly has no effect on flood-control whatsoever.

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TAXEDENOUGH

Jan-27-13 6:07 PM

I'm glad to see companies moving to Fort Dodge. These same companies have been turned down in some communities because of their water usage. It is about time the city officials tell the public these plants could end up draining our wells in town. You think our bills are high now wait an see what happens if they go dry. Remember these companies are no different then AGP. They lose cheap water and they will close up an leave. It would be just another right off to them.

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workhorse

Jan-27-13 7:28 PM

"These same companies have been turned down in some communities because of their water usage."

Please name those communities that turned them down TAXEDENOUGH.

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workhorse

Jan-27-13 9:35 PM

Really TAXED? No answer? But you actually sounded like you knew something. Apparently not.

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workhorse

Jan-28-13 1:51 PM

Come on hbock - don't let TAXED off the hook that easy. TAXED repeatedly posts statements of supposed fact and never has to explain where the information came from. Again, TAXEDENOUGH - please do tell the communites that turned down Cargill or CJ. I am waiting to be awed by your wisdom.

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letstalk

Jan-28-13 1:56 PM

I'm in agreement with blowing down the****and making canoeing through feasible. Regarding jobs and river water our population growth hasn't been that dramatic! Don't see the link. Sure this isn't more drought related?

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TAXEDENOUGH

Jan-28-13 8:21 PM

Des Moine turned down a plant a few years back because of a water usage issue. It was on the news and in the Des Moine paper. It happens workhorse even if you don't like my comment. Some companies turn down areas because of infrastrucure all the time. You need to come out of your bubble. But you missed my point all together. It was about running out of water. And if you would have done any research you would know these plants are huge water users. I hope we don't run out but even city management relizes we could be pulling water out of the river down the road. I wonder why?

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TAXEDENOUGH

Jan-28-13 8:29 PM

workhorse, when have you ever posted any facts? You say things but never back them up with certified documents or real names and times with witness names. This is an opinion form not a fact check forom or real names would be used and most posters wouldn't post because of employer backlash if they did not like your post. I find some of the information on here informational but mostly opinions. You don't like mine please don't read them. I don't want to raise your blood pressure so when you see my post just skip it. Thanks and have a nice day.

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Anderson

Jan-29-13 10:02 AM

XENIA to the Rescue, maybe?

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Anderson

Jan-29-13 4:52 PM

That's a joke, hb.

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richgetricher

Feb-05-13 12:11 PM

another study

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