Input sought on flood control manual

Mohave County/Courtesy<br><br>
Mohave County Development Services Director Nick Hont, who is also Flood Control District engineer, and Shannon Summers, Flood Control District technical supervisor, discuss the new Drainage Design Manual for Mohave County at the County Administration Building in Kingman. The manual is presently available for public comment prior to being presented to the Board of Supervisors.

Mohave County/Courtesy<br><br> Mohave County Development Services Director Nick Hont, who is also Flood Control District engineer, and Shannon Summers, Flood Control District technical supervisor, discuss the new Drainage Design Manual for Mohave County at the County Administration Building in Kingman. The manual is presently available for public comment prior to being presented to the Board of Supervisors.

KINGMAN - Two years and a lot of hard work has led Mohave County Flood Control District to the completion of its more than 700-page Draft Drainage Design Manual.

The combined efforts of Mohave County Development Services Director Nick Hont, who is also Flood Control District engineer, Shannon Summers, Flood Control District technical supervisor, Public Works Director Steven Latoski, Mike Hendrix, deputy county manager for Development and Public Works Services, and Tom Loomis, a consultant from Arid Hydrology and Hydraulics, LLC, have culminated in "this comprehensive technical document," Hont said. "Shannon was the project manager of this time-consuming, major-engineering effort."

The manual can be found by going to the Mohave County Web page www.co.mohave.az.us and selecting Public Works and then Flood Control or by going directly to the Flood Control District Web page: http://www.co.mohave.az.us/ContentPage.aspx?id=128&cid=243

Mohave County is requesting public review and comments on the Draft through Wednesday. Review comment instructions and forms can be found on the Flood Control Web page as well.

"This manual is intended to assist and set requirements for the preparation of drainage studies, development plans, design reports, construction drawings and flood-plain documents," Hont said. "The benefit is to provide a convenient source of technical information specifically tailored to the unique hydrologic, environmental and social character of Mohave County."