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Thursday, November 8, 2007
ST. PAUL – State Representative Steve Drazkowski (R-Wabasha) announces that a public information meeting regarding future options for water management within the Garvin Brook Watershed will be held at 7:00 p.m. on November 20th at the Stockton Community Center. Drazkowski said this gathering will focus on a scoping process for watershed planning. Garvin Brook in the Stockton and Minnesota City area has a history of flooding that dates back decades. “On October 30, I joined state officials and area residents at a meeting to provide information and discuss how to tackle the problem,” Drazkowski said. “What we learned from the experts was that it will be important to build an alliance with ag producers and all residents of the watershed in order to install and maintain flood protection measures.” Drazkowski said there is a window of opportunity because of the latest flood event to access some funds for watershed planning assistance. Future plans for the Garvin Brook Watershed were reviewed by Winona County Board on November 6, and those plans will be shared with interested citizens in Stockton on November 20. “We’re hoping for a large turnout, and I strongly encourage anyone with an interest in the future of the Garvin Brook Watershed to attend this public information meeting,” Drazkowski said.
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