East Ridge Officials Talk about Solutions to the City's Flooding Issues

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Updated: 3/28 7:16 pm
(WDEF) East Ridge officials say no to the Army Corps of Engineers.
     At Thursday night's City Council meeting, East Ridge declined a proposed Corps flood study.
     The city would have been responsible for half of the 700-thousand dollar cost.
     Officials instead opted to use that money to try to alleviate...Rather than just study...The city's flooding problems.
     One possibility is to use less money to rent equipment to help clear the Chickamauga Creek.
     City manager Andrew Hyatt said,  "You sit in the bathtub and the bathtub fills up even more.  So that's kind of what happens here.  The Creek fills up because there's other things in the creek and it's trees and that also catches any branches or debris that comes down.  So by clearing that out it clears the flow, helps not restrict the water a little bit."
     Hyatt is also considering building retention ponds in flood-prone areas.
     The city could also buy flood-prone land and convert it into green spaces.
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