Knox County looking into reducing flooding in growing areas

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Knox County wants to limit flooding in residential areas, especially where new homes are being built, since its maps are outdated.

Roseberry Creek sits in eastern Knox County in a rural but residential area. It’s one of eight creeks county officials are looking at to update flood maps.

“The most recent flood maps we have in Knox County are ten years old,” Jim Snowden, Senior Director for Knox County Engineering and Public Works, said. “Obviously, a lot can change in ten years. Some of our flood maps are 20 years old,” he said.

 

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