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Scottsdale Floats Floodplain Project

The Indian Bend Wash during the flooding in Scottsdale in September 2014. Photo credit: Dave Seibert/The Republic)

Source: The Arizona Republic

More than 600 properties in Scottsdale will be removed from a floodplain because of the Granite Reef Watershed Drainage Improvements Project.

Scottsdale, the Flood Control District and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will share the cost of the project, with the initial phase estimated at $3.5M. The complete project is expected to cost $24M to $28M.

The initial phase will design the expansion of existing storm drain systems and property acquisition for future detention basins. Future phases will include construction and additional storm drain and channel features.

Read more at The Arizona Republic