(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
SIKESTON -- Additional study into existing drainage features reduces the new floodplain area -- but not enough to satisfy residents or City Council members.
Engineers from Amec, the engineering firm used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the flood map modernization project, presented maps showing a drier Sikeston during a special City Council meeting Monday.
Michael Bertotti, project manager of environment and infrastructure for Amec, opened by noting the areas of concern for city officials, residents and developers on FEMA's new floodplain maps that went into effect in June are located along Salcedo Road and near lateral A of the St. Johns Ditch.
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