O'Halleran Tours Northern AZ Flood Control Projects with Army Corps of Engineers Chief

October 18, 2018
Press Release

VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK – Yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran met with Lt. Gen Todd Semonite, Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and local county and city leaders in Winslow and Flagstaff. During the meetings the stakeholders discussed the projects in the region and pressed the Army Corps of Engineers to prioritize them before these communities face devastating floods.

“If these levee and flood control projects are not addressed, communities in Navajo and Coconino counties will continue to be at risk of severe flooding from the Little Colorado River and Rio de Flag,” said O’Halleran. “A devastating event is inevitable, and the Army Corps of Engineers needs to complete these projects sooner than later. Northern Arizona communities have waited too long.”

O’Halleran brought together city and county government officials with the Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the levee improvements in Winslow and the completion of the Rio de Flag flood control project in Flagstaff. He toured both projects with Lt. Gen Semonite.

“I want to thank Navajo and Coconino county officials, Winslow and Flagstaff city leaders, and Lt. Gen. Semonite for joining me this week to discuss these northern Arizona infrastructure improvements,” continued O’Halleran. “I look forward to continuing to work with Arizona communities and the Corps to prioritize these critical projects and ensure they have the federal funding they need.”