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No money to fix Seminole drain

September 20, 2002

Seminole County - Some flood victims are blaming high waters on an unkept drainage system.

Fish Pond Drain runs from Early County through Donalsonville and drains in Lake Seminole. Some people say it hasn't been maintained and cleared, causing trees and shrubs to block water.

County officials say they don't have enough money to fix the problem. County Commission Chairman John Adams, says, "It's a drain and always gonna be a drain, unless we can get up enough money to change it to a ditch or something bigger."

Officials applied for grants to fix Fish Pond Drain during the floods of 94 and 98. The county and city have never been approved. FEMA did agree to build a culvert if the drain was cleaned first, but it goes back to the county not having enough money.

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