Federal Funds Requested To Prevent Flooding

Friday, September 7th 2007, 9:43 am
By: News On 6

KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) -- It may be necessary to create a series of lakes and dams to prevent flooding in the Kingfisher area, city officials say.

Richard Reynolds, Kingfisher City Manager, hosted a meeting Thursday with city, county, state and federal officials to request $200,000 in federal funds for a watershed plan feasibility study.

An estimated 168 structures in the area were damaged by flooding from rain-swollen creeks on August 19, 2007.

Reynolds has resurrected a 21-year-old plan to prevent such floods.

The planned study could lead to creation of 17 lakes and dams in western Kingfisher County or a big reservoir to control flooding of Kingfisher Creek, he said.