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City Completes Waynedale Flood Project

Mayor Tom Henry, Residents
Fighting Flooding – Mayor Tom Henry, city officials and residents unveil a new flood control
project at Fernwood Avenue and Dalevue Drive in Waynedale.(WOWO Photo)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Worries about flooding in Waynedale will likely be a only a memory.

City leaders and residents of the Fernwood area in Waynedale celebrated the completion of a flood control project in that neighborhood.

Residents there have been tackling chronic flooding since the 1950's.

It includes a 1,800-foot earthen berm to restrain flood waters from the Fairfield Ditch. It also includes improved, larger storm pipes and drainage. 

The project cost about $422,000 to complete. 

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