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Floodplain area discussed

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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From left, Stephen Noe, program director for Amec, looks over maps of flood-prone areas with City Councilman Bob Depro and city resident James Crowe. Also discussing floodplain maps in the background from left are Britton Wells, project engineer for Amec along with Michael Bertotti, project manager of environment and infrastructure for Amec, and Steve Lee, street superintendent (not pictured).
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
Officials continue to work on floodplain maps with experts

scottw@standard-democrat.com

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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