By Katie Sawyer | Maricopa Monitor
MARICOPA — Along with a congressionally approved water bill earlier this month, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema emphasized the need for a completed flood control study and plan for the Lower Santa Cruz River Basin.
“A flood control plan for the Lower Santa Cruz River Basin will protect Arizona families, farmers, tribal communities and small business owners from dangerous and costly floods and help Pinal County’s economy continue to grow,” said Sinema.
The Lower Santa Cruz River Basin occupies about 11 square miles in the center of Maricopa and currently has no flood control system in place. The study, conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers, would provide vital information about the floodplain and a path forward for the city.