Kasey Dresser | October 1, 2018
City officials of Clive, IA have approved a buyout for home and business owners affected by the June floods. The buyout will focus on properties affected in Walnut Creek and North Walnut Creek.
“We have dangerous flash floods on Walnut Creek and North Walnut Creek, and the frequency and intensity of that flooding is increasing,” said Clive City Manager Matt McQuillen. “The properties we’re targeting have been flooded multiple times in the past decade. In this case, the most effective way to protect lives and property from future loss is to remove the buildings and improve the natural floodplain function.”
City taxes will not be increased to purchase the properties. City council members will continue to discuss flood mitigation and preparedness strategies for the future.