DOÑA ANA COUNTY SCHEDULES MOONGATE CHANNEL COMMUNITY MEETING

DOÑA ANA COUNTY SCHEDULES MOONGATE CHANNEL COMMUNITY MEETING

Doña Ana County will hold a public meeting to discuss the proposed Moongate Stormwater Diversion Channel west of Moongate Road.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, in the Oñate High School Cafeteria at 5700 Mesa Grande Dr., with representatives from the Doña Ana County Flood Commission and Public Works Department as facilitators.

This will be the first meeting of its kind devoted solely to the proposed stormwater-diversion project. Residents in the affected areas are invited to attend, ask questions and provide input.

The proposed Moongate Stormwater Diversion Channel is one part of a much larger stormwater diversion and containment strategy designed to help protect property on the East Mesa from flooding during heavy seasonal rains.

For more information on the Aug. 13 meeting or the proposed Moongate Stormwater Diversion Channel, contact Noma Borde at the Doña Ana County Flood Commission Office at (575) 525-5558.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.