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Reno To Settle Lemmon Valley Flood Lawsuit For $4.5 Million

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno officials have reached a tentative agreement to pay $4.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by residents whose homes were flooded north of the city in 2017.

About 30 homeowners in the community of Lemmon Valley filed a lawsuit after the city diverted excess stormwater into a local lake.

Reno's city council is expected to approve the payment on May 12 to resolve all existing state and federal lawsuits. A judge ordered the city on March 15 to pay $1.1 million to three Lemmon Valley residents for damages plus interest for court fees.

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They will receive their payout as part of the $4.5 million settlement.