August 18, 2021: The Coconino County Flood Control’s District (FCD) contractors recently completed the Mt. Elden Estates NRCS Exigency Project. The FCD was able to secure exigency funding from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for this emergency channel stabilization project. This mitigation performed exceptionally well during the to 200- to 500-year rainfall event over the Museum Fire burn scar on Tuesday, August 17.
The Mt. Elden Estates NRCS Exigency Project will decrease serious erosion from repetitive flooding that is destroying private properties, roads and threatens area homes. This erosion also sources sediment, which is then transported downstream and negatively impacts downstream infrastructure and homes and utilities.