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Drainage District Questions Need Answers


Drainage District 5 in O'Brien and Osceola Counties went rapidly from simple capacity increase through a farm drive to an enormous project fraught with errors, confusion and cost. At almost the very moment that it finally got finalized and approved disaster struck. A flood event rampaged through the "engineered over natural" waterway destroyed much of the work.

That flood event in the fall of 2018 was big enough to bring FEMA into the mix for repairs. But, as all government programs, questions came much more rapidly than aid or answers.

The future of Drainage District 5 and its condition go...

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