Citizen voices flood control concerns


A Saratoga resident who lives close to the river, Bob Thrasher, brought concerns about flood control to the Saratoga Town Council at the Jan. 5 meeting, wondering what plans were in the works for 2016.

Mayor Ed Glode clarified that the lack of activity was due to the long wait for a ground penetrating radar study, which was determined as an improper tool in November. “Since then, we’ve toured the river with Army Corps of Engineers, and we’re going to tour it tomorrow (Jan. 6) with FEMA,” Glode said. “We believe if we choose to go in there and dredge the river, remove some rocks,...

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