The Roseau River Watershed District have been building a development project for three years. Institute for Justice Fellow Porter Enstrom says a group of local farmers are concerned it could flood productive farmland. “The Roseau River Watershed District has settled on one plan and originally the landowner coalition was worried about the district taking owner’s land by eminent domain. However, the current alternative plan stands to be worse. It would end up pushing water onto private land, thereby flooding perfectly useable farmland making it unusable for these farmers.” Enstrom says a date has not be set for the beginning of this project. “It’s supposed to be this year, but the district is planning on moving into construction soon.”
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