Buffalo Residents Upset With Detention Pond Project

The earthen dam at Buffalo's Dump Draw Detention Pond
The earthen dam at Buffalo's Dump Draw Detention Pond

More than twenty residents in the West Valley Subdivision in Buffalo are upset that they were not informed of the city's intent to build the Dump Draw Detention Pond to control flooding in the city just west of their homes.

Residents came to the Buffalo City Council meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns and ask why the city had not made more of an effort to inform them of exactly where the detention pond would be built.

Dennis Lawrence, who lives in the subdivision and whose home is within a quarter of a mile from the earthen dam, spoke for the West Valley Homeowners Associaition.

Other concerns raised by the homeowners association included possible decreased property values, concerns about them being downstream from the pond if the dam should breach, and the fact that there were no artist renderings showing the magnitude of the project at the public meetings.

Mayor Shane Schrader spoke briefly to the homeowners.

No action was taken by the council.


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