The Madison County Board of Supervisors announced on Tuesday morning that over $23 million will be invested into Canton’s flood prevention efforts, providing a monetary solution to a decade-long issue in the area.
A total of $23.55 million in funding has been based upon reimbursement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Divisions of Natural Resources Conservation Service and Watershed Flooding Prevention Operations program.
“This money will have a significant impact on stopping the flooding in the city of Canton because our efforts will focus on the Upper Bear Creek. Canton’s flooding issues can be significantly mitigated through this process,” Supervisor Karl Banks said. “I offer a special thank you to my colleagues on the Board who were supportive of this initiative, having the shared foresight to study this issue and to the local, regional, and national USDA representatives who helped secure this important financial commitment.”
Madison County will supervise the project along with the USDA and a state conservationist.