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Mt. Charleston Flooding Revives Conversation About Need For Barrier

Clean-up efforts are underway on Mount Charleston after Monday’s rains.  The Las Vegas Sun says eight homes in the Rainbow Canyon area were significantly damaged by flooding, and Rainbow Canyon Road remained washed out and impassable. 

The flooding underscored the fact that Clark County has turned down a one-million-dollar project from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build an interim structure to protect homes in the Rainbow subdivision.  County Commissioner Larry Brown told KNPR that the decision was based on concerns about liability and long-term viability.  Listen to the complete interview.

The Las Vegas Valley Water District has also advised more than one hundred Rainbow Canyon-area customers to boil their water before drinking it.

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