Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ripton river problems: meeting this Wednesday

How can we reduce flood damage to our town?

That's the subject of a meeting this Wednesday, May 20th, at 7:30 pm, in the community house. Riptonites will be there, along with some Vermont River Management Program staff and a locally-based river geomorphologist.

The goal: to look at Ripton’s flood history and consider strategies for dealing with future floods. We suffered last year from an unusual flood (see these posts for more stories and background).

Warren King notes:
“With the increase in the intensity of storms we are now experiencing, Ripton faces the threat of additional flooding, especially in the area of Ripton village in the Ripton Hollow area along Route 125, where an additional foot or two of flood water last summer would have been devastating.”
For details contact Warren King, 802 388-4082, or

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