CHAPARRAL TO BENEFIT FROM ONGOING FLOOD ABATEMENT PROGRAM

CHAPARRAL TO BENEFIT FROM ONGOING FLOOD ABATEMENT PROGRAM

More than 145 homes in the community of Chaparral, N.M., will soon benefit from additional flood protection as a result of three simultaneous projects coordinated by the Doña Ana County Flood Commission.
Nearly $60,000 in combined Legislative appropriations and flood tax revenue are being used to build new berms that will direct flood waters away from populated areas on the western side of DeLara Estates, to increase ponding capacity on East Lisa Drive and to shore up the culverts and remove silt build-up at the Hermosa Road Crossing.
County Flood Commission Director Paul Dugie said construction on all three projects is underway, and he said completion of all three projects is targeted for Nov. 2, 2000.
“These projects will protect a number of Chaparral residents from runoff associated with next year’s spring rains,” Dugie said. “We anticipate the lifetime of the improvements will protect these residents for decades to come.”
For more information, call the Doña Ana County Flood Commission at (505) 647-7256 or the county’s Public Information Office at (505) 647-7229. Residents outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request either extension 7256 or 7229.