Editorial: Convincing case needed to validate Columbus’ flood mitigation projects

Memories of the 2008 flood are fresh enough that a city consultant has laid out a plan that could cost as much as $24.7 million to reduce the impact of future floods.

It is a proposal that will require that a convincing case be made for justifying such an enormous expense in the hopes of deterring or lessening such events.

Officials of Christopher B. Burke Engineering have been working with the city in developing flood mitigation plans designed to offer a measure of protection to areas of the city that could be affected by major flooding.

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