Lawton hopes USDA will fund East Cache Creek and Medicine Creek watershed studies | News

Lawton city officials hope the USDA will help them fund flood prevention studies of two of the city’s primary raw water sources.

This week, city council members agreed to allow city employees to submit a funding request to the USDA for a watershed study of East Cache Creek and Medicine Creek. Both cheeks are subject to massive flooding, said Public Works Director Larry Woolcott, which is why the City of Lawton wants to do the studies. The end result, Wolcott said, could help identify solutions to flood problems, to include structures, diversion work, water retention areas, and lake gate operations.

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