Flood protection plan deserves another look

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — More than 10 years ago, a task force comprised of 26 state agencies created the “West Virginia Flood Protection Plan,” outlining dozens of recommendations on how to reduce or mitigate damages caused by floods.

But now as thousands of West Virginians try to clean up and rebuild after last month’s devastation, that report is gathering dust on a shelf, the Gazette-Mail’s Ken Ward Jr., reported.

“It never came to pass, and I don’t really know why,” Russ Campbell, a retired West Virginia Conservation Agency employee who co-chaired the task force that wrote the report, told Ward. “It’s come home to roost and we’ve got to live with it.”

The 365-page report was released in December 2004…

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