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Governor Fallin Approves Funds for Repairing Flood Control Structures

January 14, 2016

Governor Fallin Approves Funds for Repairing Flood Control Structures

Floods cause great damage in many places in Oklahoma, affecting homes, businesses, roads, and infrastructure. In order to minimize future flood-related damage, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has just authorized funds to repair the flood control structures that have been damaged in recent events.

Overall, the state has over 2,100 small watershed flood control dams. These dams control the flow of water coming from springs and creeks that can cause damage when they overflow during storms. The additional funds will ensure that these structures will be put back into place and repaired to their original state in order to protect the homes within those area.

The funds are coming from a federal repair fund and the state emergency fund. About $1.8 million in federal funds will be used. Additional funding will be coming from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. There are more than 60 structures that need repair.

Chris George Homes
Oklahoma City Realtor
Let’s get in touch: 405.843.8188

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