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Residents react to drainage work

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) -

The City of Walnut Ridge has been working on their drainage ditches to help alleviate flooding. 

According to Mayor Charles Snapp, the city has been working in areas all over town and residents are taking notice. 

One Walnut Ridge woman said she can see a significant difference since work in her neighborhood was completed. 

"Before they started doing the drainage work, it had flooded so bad it would get up to my front porch," said Anna Baty.  "You could come out here and swim."

Baty said the work will resolve more problems than just flooding. 

"The mosquitoes are horrible," she said.  "Cleaning the drainage ditches I think is going to make 100 percent difference."

According to Mayor Snapp, they will continue to work on getting permission from homeowners to work on the ditches on private property. 

"We have pulled concrete blocks, railroad ties, five-gallon buckets," he said.  "Part of our success has been a joint effort between the street department and the fire department."

Snapp said the team effort will continue to move the town ahead.

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