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Published April 03, 2012, 05:00 PM

Commissioners approve easement to help protect Georgetown from flooding

(WDAY TV) - Clay County Commissioners are doing their part to help protect Georgetown from flooding. The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District applied for an easement to build a dike across a one and a half acre lot owned by the county.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) - Clay County Commissioners are doing their part to help protect Georgetown from flooding. The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District applied for an easement to build a dike across a one and a half acre lot owned by the county.

The lot is located on the northside of Mason Street. Today, commissioners approved that easement. The dike will be built around the city.

Work is planned for this summer. It's expected to be done by the fall.

Jon Evert - Clay County Commissioner: “it's important that we can protect everybody that needs protection from the floods and rather than Georgetown and every other community having to start over and build a dike every year every time there's a flood, in this case there'll be a permanent dyke for the flood.”

A public hearing on the dyke project will take place on April 17th at 8pm at the Georgetown Community Center.

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