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City, County Officials Met With West Pipeline Flood Residents Monday At City Hall

Community members in the West Pipeline flood area met at City Hall last night for an information meeting from Flagstaff and Coconino County leaders. Residents heard the latest information on mitigation efforts. Coconino County Chairwoman Patrice Hortsman told the gathering there were over 40 separate flooding events this Summer and called it, “the biggest natural disaster the city and the county have ever experienced.” One new development is the retention ponds that began construction at the height of the flooding have been completed. The ponds take up 20 acres of space and will be able to hold 56 acre-feet of storage. Residents also heard plans to improve flooding around Highway 180 and word from the city that the forest service plans to adjust their protocols regarding fire restrictions each summer. Coconino County officials say they are still awaiting the ask of over 100-million dollars from the federal government regarding long-term flood mitigation.

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