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Storm Drain Project Will Ease Street Flooding

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Las Vegas CBS KXNT – Motorists in the Northwest were plagued following a late-August rainstorm by floodwater that carried sludge from the Mount Charleston fire into the streets. Flood officials say it could have been a lot worse.

The water running into the streets represented about 7 percent of the runoff, says Kevin Eubanks from the Clark County Flood Control District. Most of the water stayed in the Kyle Canyon detention basin.

The city of Las Vegas is poised to mitigate future largescale flooding with a storm drain to direct water beneath the street on Grand Teton Drive between Hualapai and Tee Pee, where much of this summer’s flooding occurred.

The Flood District board will vote next week on a $330,000 grant tod the city, to fund the project design. The construction phase will be separately funded at a later date.

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