More Flood Relief Funding
Posted at: 03/26/2013 4:40 PM
| Updated at: 03/26/2013 10:53 PM
By: Renee Passal
Mayor Don Ness said that the heavy lifting for flood repair is still to come this season. "We did many of the emergency repairs. Now we're talking about the green infrastructure, the places around the Northland like streams, that take more discussion and negotiation than a new culvert."
And 175 projects will be started this season, thanks to an additional round of funding from the Mn Board of Water and Soil Resources. The BWSR issued another $3.2 million dollars.
The organization issued $2 million dollars just last month.
Much of the federal funding has been used on public projects. But this new state money will help private landowners with things like erosion issues.
Some other projects coming up include replacing retaining walls around Chester and Tischer Creeks, and stabilizing banks around Coffee and Miller Creeks.
Phase 1 was the emergency projects done last year. Phase 2 is this season. And Phase 3 could be done with federal money. Leaders said that there are still over $11 million dollars in unfunded requests that are out there.