The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is showing renewed interest in a flood mitigation project in Basalt five years after diverting most of its funds to the war effort in Iraq. The U.S. Senate approved an appropriations bill last week that includes $48,000 for a study by the Corps to “look at ways to stabilize the Roaring Fork River in order to prevent flooding in the middle of downtown Basalt,” according to a press release from Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. The bill awaits approval from President Obama.
By Scott Condon, March 16, 2009, Aspen Times
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