Charleston's $146 million drainage plan

Image by City of Charleston The city wants to end flooding like this on the Crosstown, only problem is the pumps needed aren't cheap nor small.

The City of Charleston is submitting an application in hopes of receiving $146.3 million in stimulus funding that will buy a drainage system for a 500-acre section of the peninsula.

Read more stories on this subject in our flooding topic page.The money would go toward fixing a serious flooding problems along the Septima Clark Expressway that has been damaging residential homes and city roads on a regular basis. Addition betterments to the city would include improvements to the expressway, beautifying both Spring and Cannon streets and improving safety for pedestrians and bicyclists. The project is also projected to create around 3,000 jobs To get a grasp on how huge this could be if the grant application is approved, $146 million is roughly equal to the city's entire annual budget. Head over to The Post and Courier for the story.

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