Meeting Set To Discuss Scottsville Flooding Issues

By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email
By: Jaclyn Piermarini Email

May 28, 2014

Some Scottsville residents are dealing with drainage issues on a stretch of Route 6 in Fluvanna County.

When we get a big rainstorm their roads and yards are underwater. Now residents and local officials are working together to do something about it.

Fluvanna Director of Community Development Bobby Popowicz says it’s not a simple solution. It's a problem that impacts people on the higher side of town, and it flows down into town towards the river.

"So eventually you get downstream flooding. And that's one of the issues we are going to have to address. If you know we do something closer to the top of the hill you know how is that going to affect the downstream folks. Is that going to cause more problems downstream? So we’ve got to figure all those things out. It’s not going to be an easy fix."

Scottsville resident Susan Cable says "The two extreme storms we've had I think are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s coming. So we want to look at the engineering aspects of it and what kind of measures can be taken to mitigate the road issues and I think we want to look at the whole issue of watersheds."

Now it comes down to getting all of the players in the same room.

A meeting will be held on Tuesday night at the Scottsville town hall with residents, VDOT, Fluvanna and Scottsville officials about what’s next.

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