Commissioner Giunchigliani Announces June 26 Flood Control Project Meeting
Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani will host a public meeting on Wednesday, June 26, to discuss proposed plans for flood-control improvements to the Las Vegas Wash, Flamingo Wash and Desert Rose Golf Course.
- When: Wednesday, June 26
- Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., slideshow presentation at 6:30 p.m.
- Where: Las Vegas High School Cafeteria, 6500 E. Sahara Ave., at Hollywood Boulevard.
Clark County in collaboration with the City of Las Vegas and Regional Flood Control District will present an update on the Las Vegas Wash project. The scope of the project includes improvements to the Las Vegas Wash from Sloan Channel to Cedar Avenue, Flamingo Wash from the Las Vegas Wash to Nellis Boulevard, as well as reconstruction of the Desert Rose Golf Course. This is the second public meeting to occur in advance of project construction. A website, www.LVWashProject.com has been established to share information about the project and receive citizen comments.
“We are making a lot of progress on this project, and we are committed to keeping the public informed every step of the way,” said Commissioner Giunchigliani, whose commission District E includes Desert Rose. “At our last public meeting in January many residents asked that the Flamingo Wash also be part of this project, and we were able to provide $16 million in extra funding to include a portion of the Flamingo Wash in the work. Citizen input also has been a critical part of the new designs for the golf course.”
Several neighborhoods near Desert Rose Golf Course and the Las Vegas Wash have been identified as at high risk for flooding. The design phase for the $51 million project is under way now. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2014 and is expected to take about two years to complete. The project will expand the capacity and efficiency of flood control infrastructure in the area on approximately 2.5 miles of the Las Vegas Wash, of which about 1.5 miles runs through the Desert Rose Golf Course. The golf course closed June 7 to accommodate work on the its new design.
Flash flood season begins in July in the Las Vegas Valley. Residents living near washes are encouraged to have flood insurance even if their property isn’t located in a flood zone. Flood zone boundaries are determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the local Communities. To find out if your home is located in a flood zone, call the Regional Flood Control District at (702) 685-0000 or visit its website at www.regionalflood.org. Flood insurance policies are available to all homeowners with backing from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark County is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.