Clive to Hold Information Session on Stormwater Activities

CLIVE, Iowa – Clive to Hold Information Session on Stormwater Activities

During the past year the City of Clive has been engaged in numerous activities related to stormwater management and flood mitigation within the community. From the Flood of June 2015 to the proposed updates to the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps to the Walnut Creek Watershed Management Authority’s draft watershed plan for Walnut Creek.

In an effort to make sense of it all, the City of Clive will be holding a public informational session to kick-off Severe Weather Awareness Week on Monday, March 21 from 6:00-7:30p.m. in the Auditorium at Indian Hills Junior High (9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive, IA 50325) to provide information on all of the City’s stormwater/flood-related activities and how they fit together in a holistic watershed management approach.

The informational session will be facilitated by Clive Mayor Scott Cirksena and include presentations from City staff on Clive’s “watershed level approach” such as regional and local efforts to manage both water quality and water quantity within the Walnut Creek watershed. In addition, the City will focus on preparedness for flood events, including the recent update to its Flood Response Plans for Walnut Creek and North Walnut Creek and the latest news on the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map update process. In addition to City staff, a representative from the local National Weather Service office will be explaining their role in the City’s flood response efforts.

The goal of the March 21 session is to inform Clive residents and businesses of the current and future activities of the City of Clive in providing a safe and resilient community. Continually involving community stakeholders in the City’s stormwater management/flood mitigation efforts will be key to ensuring long-term, sustainable success.

Questions?  Contact Matt McQuillen, Assistant City Manager at 515-223-6220, mmcquillen@cityofclive.com.