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935Squaw Creek Spring Snapshot

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  • Rick Dietz
    Apr 7, 2013

      Please mark your calendars AND check your IOWATER equipment, including expiration dates!

      The Squaw Creek Spring Snapshot will be held on Saturday May 18.
      Plan to meet at Brookside Park at 9:00 AM and to complete your assignments by 1:00 PM.

      Many thanks to those who have faithfully answered the call for the Spring and Fall Snapshots. We hope to see you again, and as always we also hope to see some new volunteers.

      We'll provide IOWATER equipment and instructions to those that need it, but of course we'll need to know that in advance. Please let us know if you plan to participate.

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      Subject:     [squawcreek] Fwd: Flood Study Public Session this Wednesday (April 10)
      Date:     Sun, 07 Apr 2013 12:23:00 -0500
      To:     squawcreek@yahoogroups.com


      Time to dust off this listserv...

      The final Flood Mitigation Public Input Session will be held this Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center on University Blvd. 

      If you cannot attend and have not yet had the opportunity to review and comment on the study, you can do so at http://amesfloodstudy.hdrpi.com/.

      HDR will then present alternatives and strategies to the City Council on April 16.

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      The final screening evaluation of flood mitigation alternatives and strategies will be presented. Your input will help determine the final strategies presented to the City Council. The success of this study relies on your participation!

      Public Session 3 will kick off with a presentation. An open-microphone question and answer session will follow.

      Wednesday, April 10, 2013
      1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Presentation at 1:00 p.m.)
      6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Presentation at 6:00 p.m.)

      Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center, 2609 University Blvd., Ames, IA

      Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend either of the meetings. Information provided at each meeting will be the same. For those unable to attend the meetings, an online open house presenting the same information will be available beginning April 3, 2013. Visit www.cityofames.org for more information, to join the project mailing list for meeting notifications, and to visit the online open house.

      The Ames community’s location at the confluence of Squaw Creek and South Skunk River has created challenges with flooding over the years. Major floods occurred in 1965, 1975, 1990, twice in 1993, 1996, 2007, 2008, and 2010. The most recent flood was severe and affected many residents and businesses. The 2010 flood motivated the Ames City Council to pursue the Ames Flood Mitigation Study. This study will develop a list of alternatives and strategies to reduce the impact of future flooding on the greater Ames community. 

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