Lincoln Flood Control

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Lincoln's Antelope Valley flood-control project got a workout this week, but diverted water from heavy rains as it was designed to do.

Jerry Shorney, Lincoln's assistant director of park operation, tells the Lincoln Journal Star that the water pouring into the channel that runs through the city Wednesday night likely was the most it has held in the five years since it was completed.

The street improvement and flood control project spanned the terms of four mayors and cost an estimated $246 million. It's designed to channel water through plant beds and bike paths, then into a dam-like structure.

Shorney said it did, and was back to its normal level before more heavy rain swept through Thursday.

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