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By Zach Spadt
Pine Bluffs Post 

Town right-of-way major issue in Burns flood prevention proposal


Burns town councilors heard a proposal during their monthly meeting Tuesday that could help prevent flooding, but the proposal would also include town residents losing sizable portions of their yards, which officials say extend onto the town's right-of-way.

Burns Town Engineer Scott Cowley said due to the town's flat nature, the best option to mitigate flooding would be to engineer the town's roads to better drain the town in the event of a rain storm. Cowley said best way to accomplish this would be by crowning the roads and engineering ditches into the existing right-of-way, similar to r...

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