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Brookland looking to improve city drainage following flash flood

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BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT) -

Several residents in one Craighead County town are concerned about water coming into their home following flash flooding in May.

According to Brookland Mayor Kenneth Jones, much has been done over the past 12 years to fix the town's drainage problems.

Ten detention ponds were added and 15 water ditches have been cleaned out, and the culverts have been up sized from 12 inches to 36 inches.

Jones said following the flash flooding, they're looking for ways to implement new changes, one of which is called the rain chain.

"That's where you have sections of a ditch that flattened out to slow the water runoff," Jones said. "So we're going to look at this ditch that runs up through northern heights and see if we have enough room that we can actually do this rain chain ditch."

Jones added he is also looking at adding two new detention ponds, as well as enlarging an existing one to help combat the water issue.

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