MT. CHARLESTON, Nv. -- A temporary fix is on the way to help the people whose homes were destroyed by flash flooding on Mount Charleston a year ago. The state has decided to move forward with a flood control project that would divert the water away from the properties.
The Army Corps of Engineers was ready to build the temporary structure at the beginning of June, but Clark County lawyers put a stop to it over concerns that the county would be liable if the structure failed.
Governor Brian Sandoval announced Monday the state will accept liability so the project can move ahead.
Without the flood control berm, when it rains, water pours down Rainbow Canyon Boulevard washing out the road and flooding homes. The berm is expected to last 10 to 12 years and construction is set to begin in a few weeks.