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Storm Lake looks for flooding solution for neighborhoods

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STORM LAKE, Iowa (KTIV) -

Some neighborhoods in Storm Lake, Iowa have to be concerned about the aftermath of large snowfalls like we’ve seen recently. 

City leaders say once snow melts in certain areas, it causes flooding problems.  That's because some neighborhoods don't have a proper system in place to remove storm water.

The City of Storm Lake is working on projects to help those residents.

"It's important for us to take the water out of the subdivision, out of the streets, and prevent a lot of the flooding that currently happens in basements, as well as around cars, and hopefully make life a little bit better," Storm Lake City Manager Jim Patrick said.

Patrick says the money to work on infrastructure and come up with best management practice for these neighborhoods will come from state sales tax that's generated within the city limits.

He said this offsets the need to raise revenue in Storm Lake and is the best solution for all.

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