Aug. 26—Days before Christmas 2010, a 100-year storm event dropped 10 inches of rain in some places, causing the worst flooding in
A news release from the office of Rep.
The remaining cost will be paid with flood control district funds from area property taxes.
"This investment in our local infrastructure will help prevent future flash-flooding events, protect property and help keep residents safe," Aguilar said in the release.
There have been no flooding issues in the channel since 2010, Doublet wrote. The flood control district has installed k-rail barriers, and during the rainy season it stages equipment onsite, monitors the waterway during storms and performs emergency work as needed.
"The 2010 event included large back-to-back storms that inundated upstream facilities with mud and debris impacting the downstream channel," Doublet wrote. "This project will help diminish the impacts that occurred in 2010."
Construction, contingent on environmental permits, is expected to begin in spring 2022 and last about a year.
Redlands Daily Facts and Press-Enterprise reports contributed to this article.
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