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As Brookville flooding complaints rise, new search for answers begins

Brookville residents have complained more to the city in the past six to eight months about flooding problems — and more could be possible with rain predicted the next several days.

Flooding has been a problem for decades, according to city officials, but complaints have risen more recently.

According to City Manager Gary Burkholder, the state now requires a flood management plan. Brookville has chosen to work with the Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District.

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Tuesday night’s council meeting included a presentation showing the history of floods in the area along with past plans. The goal now is to stop the flooding in the neighborhoods and at Wolf Creek.

More sessions on the issue are planned. Those who wish to give feedback on flooding in their neighborhood or in the city can attend a meeting scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Brookville High School on Blue Pride Drive. The Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District will lead the meeting.

For more information, contact Burkholder at (937)833-2135.

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