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Calaveras Board Of Supervisors Considers Flood Control Project

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San Andreas, CA — The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors is looking into a five million-dollar flood control project along Cosgrove Creek near Valley Springs.

The issue arises after weekend storms submerged several areas along the creek, including Hogan Dam Road.

The supervisors agreed yesterday to work with the Calaveras County Water District to come up with a design for the project which would include the construction of a parkway with walking trails and flood basins in vulnerable areas.

Roughly two-thirds of the project would be federally funded with the rest of the bill to be paid by local entities.

The district is asking the Board of Supervisors to pick up half of the cost of a feasibility study to plan the project.

The Army Corps of Engineers says more than 400 residents along the creek are at risk as more homes and businesses move into the area.

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