The Crawford County Board of Supervisors adopted a Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for the county at their Tuesday, Feb 19 meeting.
After holding a public input meeting in Seneca in January, the following changes were made to the plan that was approved:
• reworded river gauge project to make it more river wide–not specific locations
• update Kickapoo Watershed hydraulic study
• elevate sections of State and County Highways in the Kickapoo Valley that are affected by flooding
• research and develop a list of sites along the Kickapoo where the removal of sedimentation will result in the greatest amount of flood protection
• additional mapping for subsidence (sinkholes)
• astudy sinkhole-to-springs connections
• develop a plan to monitor drinking water quality in areas overlying carbonate bedrock
• obtain depth to bedrock data beyond existing data
While not every project included in the plan is something that the county has funds for at this time, by putting them in the plan it makes it possible to apply for funding from FEMA or the DNR if such funds should become available.
A downloadable copy of the final approved plan can be found on the website of the Crawford County Land Conservation Department at http://www.crawfordcountywi.org/land-conservation-home.html