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Corps unable to construct temporary diversion structure in Nevada community

Published May 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES--Under the Advanced Measures mandate (Public Law 84-99), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District has designed and received funding for construction of a temporary structure to divert water and debris away from the Rainbow Canyon subdivision in Mt. Charleston, Nev.

Although the District is ready for construction, legal agreements to own, operate, maintain, and eventually remove the temporary structure, required by PL 84-99, cannot be secured at this time. As a result, the structure cannot be built.

The District is committed to public safety and wants to remind the community of the remaining elevated risk of flooding due to the post-fire watershed conditions. The District encourages the community and individuals to develop evacuation plans in case of another flood event.

Visit to learn more about the risk of flooding and what protective measures to take before, during and after an emergency. Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. 
Jay Field

Release no. 14-010