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Sonoma Valley residents asked to weigh in on flood work

The region may be in the grip of an epic drought, but the Sonoma County Water Agency wants people to think about the possibility of flooding.

The agency is hosting a meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 29 in Sonoma to discuss a $1.9 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources to fund part of a project to reduce flooding on Fryer Creek. The plan is, in part, to divert floodwater to detention ponds, where it would soak into the ground and restore the depleted groundwater supply in the area.

The grant also includes money to replace a culvert at McArthur Street, which contributes to downstream flooding and blocks fish attempting to go upstream to spawn.

The meeting will be held in the Community Meeting Room, 177 First St. W.


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