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FEMA Funds New Project To Reduce Flooding Risk For Central Coast Community

A Central Coast community is getting a major grant for work to help reduce future flooding from rainfall.

FEMA has awarded the San Luis Obispo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District $3 million dollars to do work on the Arroyo Grande Creek flood plain.

The creek could potentially cause major flooding in parts of Oceano. The money will fund the reduction of dense vegetation in the creek bed area, removing accumulated sediment, and building some flood control barriers to protect potentially at-risk structures.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral. 
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