Springdale seeks to improve downtown flood drainage

Posted: December 5, 2017 at 1 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE Traffic moves along Emma Avenue Dec. 22 in downtown Springdale. Downtown Springdale is seeing several new businesses move in and will get a new park this year.

Current drainage infrastructure in downtown Springdale would not accommodate that "100-year, 24-hour FEMA flood," Brad Baldwin, the city's director of engineering, told the Springdale City Council on Tuesday night. Council members asked him to develop plans and return to the council with a cost for solving the problem.

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