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Drain plan aimed at addressing flooding concerns in Coloma Charter Township

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COLOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich – The Berrien County Drain Commissioner Christopher Quattrin created a plan to fix flooding concerns in a neighborhood in Coloma Charter Township. 

The plan is called the “Kelly drain extension” which is a plan to add approximately 900ft to an existing drain to avoid flooding that’s occurring near Rosemary Drive. 

“One property up on the corner there when it rains it’s like the house is an island,” Quattrin said. 

The flooding ranges from small ponding on some properties to flooding that covers entire properties and seeps into some basements.

The cause of the flooding are the high water levels at the Paw Paw Lake and the rainy wet weather the County has seen recently.  

Quattrin said he’s seeing support for the plan from neighbors who have been affected by the flooding.  

If the legal and legislative hurdles are cleared for the approximately $200-thousand project construction on the drain extension is expected to begin in the fall with a targeted completion date of early 2020. 

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