Phase 1: Clearing Bodies of Water
The county immediately identified and removed trees and other debris from waterways that were potentially impeding flow and contributing to flooding. This work continues based on field reports.
Phase 2: Initial Flooding Assessment Projects
The county is in the process of identifying causes and contributing factors to the recent flooding and looking at what can be done to improve drainage on a relatively short-term basis. Local consultants are in the field identifying blocked pipes, culverts, ditches, canals, creeks and streams for clearing. They are also reviewing development permits to determine if they are causing or contributing to the flooding problem. Data from this effort will enable the county to proceed with early activities that will provide relief prior to next rainy season. All this information will be documented on an interactive website where the public can track progress and participate and share their observations.