Trumann road crews prepare for heavy rainfall

Trumann road crews prepare for heavy rainfall
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)
(Source: KAIT)

TRUMANN, AR (KAIT) - Trumann Mayor Barbara Lewallen said because the town is on flat land, many parts of the community floods when it rains hard.

Lewallen told Region 8 News the city is aware of the flooding issues in several areas around town.

Ditch 12, located near Sharon Drive, is the city's main means of drainage.

Public Works has done many things to help the flooding, but Lewallen said it is a long process to fix it.

She said the city will continue to try and get flooding under control.

"Keeping up with our drainage is important to us," Lewallen said. "So, we are hoping that as we move forward with the city that we are going to be able to devote more to drainage and correcting those problems."

Road crews worked Monday and Tuesday to get area ditches cleared out.

Lewallen said another possibility they are looking into to help the water flow is getting a beaver control program.

She said beavers build dams and no matter how many times the city clears the ditches, they will have another dam up in no time.

The program would be used throughout Poinsett County.

Participants would be able to trap the beavers and turn them into county officials in Harrisburg.

Lewallen said that is just one idea to get one step closer to fixing the city's flooding problems.

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