Saratoga Springs outlines plans to prevent flooding

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 4, 2012 5:06 a.m.

    My advice to anyone live on the beaches of Lake Bonneville is to move out and leave the district, there is no other cure or fix that even a Trillion dollar fund can solve. The flooding is not fire related at all, and Mia Love is being empowered with the Obama complex where tax and spending will defeat mother nature. I guess we can safely say this is Utah's Love Canal horror.

    It's a money pit process where there is no fix and there is no way to stop land liquification in Saratoga, Herriman, West Sandy, West Jordan, South Jordan and every place north and south of this region. Why do you think Kennecott didn't develop this property 50-100 years ago? Bedrock is 100+ feet below the beach. The farming zone was shut down becasue growing food and grain used too much water the Olympic committee said it needed to host the games in 2002.

    These west side cities are "sucker" cities luring people in to unsafe homes and unstable land and vacating is the alternative. Home structures are crumbling and coming apart, sinking, and washing away should be a red flag.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 11:11 p.m.

    E Reasonable

    That is not how government works.

    The only time they plan ahead is if they want to bond for something and have the tax payers fund it over a period of years, then the bonds won't be retired, they'll be re-upped for another politicians pet project.

    Emergency Response is ALWAYS after the fact; just look at New Orleans and the same areas that were flooded by Katrina 7 years ago have been flooded again in several instances.

    Government, if a private business, would go broke immediately. Planning and being wise as to infrastructure and basic needs isn't on their radar at all. Just react to things, as it's always easier to get forgiveness than permission with the public's money.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 9:50 p.m.

    This was a feared and predictable event. NOW Saratoga Springs is planning to build catch basins and diversion ditches.

    Good government would have planned that, as soon as the fires were out.