The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Where to even start?

Hartley council reviews flood mitigation report


April 29, 2021


City workers pump water during a flooding event in June of 2018. A recent report targeted several areas throughout Hartley where drainage infrastructure needs to improve to alleviate problems.

A report released to the Hartley City Council on April 12 detailed what many local residents already know too well.

Design engineer Wes Boyer, of Bolton & Menk, reviewed a report on flooding issues compiled by Curry-Wille & Associates, of Ames. The report highlighted problematic flood-prone areas in town and also outlined improvements needed to alleviate issues.

According to Boyer, the city needs to have the report on file in case federal funding becomes available for flood mitigation in the future.

"This checks the box to get federal money [if it's available]," he said. "A lot of t...

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