Flood mitigation moves forward

Clarksville is considering purchasing HESCO barriers like those shown here to protect the town against flooding. (Aaron Ackley photo.)

The city of Clarksville received an update on flood modeling results at their council meeting Monday. It was decided to look into details of purchasing HESCO barriers as temporary protection for the city against flooding. City maintenance superintendent Matt Kampman will give the council a purchase price estimate at the next meeting.

     “It’s a cheap insurance policy,” said councilman Jeff Kolb.

     Since March 2017, 10 community members have worked on a committee with the Iowa Flood Center, which has been modeling different scenarios. City engineer Lucas Elsbernd and councilman Todd Fails have worked to create a cost-benefit analysis spreadsheet.

     “Purchasing HESCO barriers is quick and relatively easy for the city to do,” said Fails.


Read more in the March 1 edition of the STAR.