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FEMA grant will allow city to resolve erosion issue near Powers and Woodmen

Posted at 7:31 PM, Mar 10, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs is finally getting the money to resolve a major erosion issue near Powers and Woodmen.

For some time now, the banks of Cottonwood Creek have been eroding and threatening power poles and private property.

Thanks to a $4 million pre-disaster mitigation grant from FEMA, the city will now have the funds to fix the problem.

It's like maintenance on our creeks. We're trying to get ahead of that, and this is really the stretch, about the first quarter. We have some other grant applications in that we're really hopeful for and some other funding," said Richard Mulledy, Stormwater Enterprise Manager.

Work should start in about a year. No traffic disruption are expected but detours on a nearby trail could happen.