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Northwest LV To See Flooding Control

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(Photo- Edward Linsmier, Getty Images)  Three feet of standing water is enough to damage the engine of an SUV. For a sports car, 18 inches will do it.

(Photo- Edward Linsmier, Getty Images) Three feet of standing water is enough to damage the engine of an SUV. For a sports car, 18 inches will do it.

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(Las Vegas, NV) Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross represents people in northwest Las Vegas and is taking steps to be sure they are safe. Monsoon season has caused massive flooding in the area, prompting Las Vegas city officials to announce Wednesday a new flood control project.

The first of two projects will cost $15 million to build a pipeline under Grand Teton Drive is in the works. It will take 18 months for the project to be completed.

The second project is along Grand Teton, where most of the damage occurred. That project will cost $7 million, and involves constructing a reinforced concrete box where water will be diverted

The northwest was hit hard because of the remains being washed down from the burned areas on Mt. Charleston after the Carpenter 1 fire.

The area near Kyle Canyon detention area received over four inches of rain during the August 25th storm, nearly as much as the valley will typically see in an entire year, according to Ross.

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