Broken Arrow Works To Control Flooding

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 4:28 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, OK -- Work is going on to control flooding in Broken Arrow.

The city broke ground on a retention pond near 61st Street and County Line Road on Thursday.

The work is supposed to be finished this summer and then building will start near several other ponds.

While the retention ponds won't solve all the problems, they will help.

"Every time a retention pond is built it incrementally reduces the flooding by a few inches, but a few inches can make the difference in whether a house floods or doesn't flood," said Brent Watson with the Kenosha Corridor Flood Action Committee.

The next step is completing a study of the area to open the door to federal funding.