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The Coconino County Flood District Receives $2-Million In Additional Federal Funding To Go Toward Fire And Flood Mitigation

The Coconino County Flood Control District will receive an additional two-million dollars in federal money to go toward flood mitigation and forest restoration. Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema secured the money through the U.S. Forest Service’s State and Private Forestry Program. A portion of the funds will go to the construction of post-wildfire mitigation in the Highway 89 Corridor north of Flagstaff. Another portion will go to support a forest restoration initiative that will reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire on Observatory Mesa, near Lowell Observatory, west of Flagstaff. District 1 supervisor Patrice Hortsman says the “investments in forest restoration to protect Arizona’s treasures like Lowell Observatory, serve not only our community but serve our state and country and preserve these cherished institutions for centuries to come.” This is the latest in many moves the senators have made in nearly two years to help post-wildfire mitigation efforts in fire and flood areas around Flagstaff.

Coconino County Flood Control Director Lucinda Andreani testified Thursday in front of the Senate Committee On Homeland Security and Government Affairs.  To watch the hearing, click here:

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