SALTON CITY — Residents here will no longer fear floods thanks to a recently finished flood control project.
The $250,000 flood control project was completed last week and was designed and funded through the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Residents living along the Palm Coral Wash here had their homes flooded in August 2000 after a "100-year storm" broke existing levees in two places.
The flood caused homes and business to be inundated with mud and water and, until the levees were repaired, exposed the homes to further damage by other storms.
"The work has taken a little longer than we would have liked, due to delays in obtaining permits and coordinating bids for the work," said Steve Cameron, conservationist for the NRCS in El Centro.