Governor Touring Mt. Charleston Flood Area
(Las Vegas, NV) — Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is scheduled to visit an area of Mount Charleston ravaged by Monday’s flash flood.
Sandoval plans meetings with residents to hear their frustration that Clark County and the Federal Government could not reach an agreement that would have created flood diversion measures before monsoon season.
The County rejected a project by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to create a berm designed to protect the area from future flood waters.
The Feds require local or state governments to assume maintenance and liablity for such projects after completion. Clark County officials were willing to maintaining the berm, but unwilling to assume liability if it failed.
Monday’s flood caused an estimated $75,000 in damage to area roads. Residents in the Rainbow subdivision are still cleaning up water, mud, and even boulders which damaged homes.
The national weather service predicts the possibility of more reain and thunderstoms for Mount Charleston this weekend.