Minimizing potential flood debris

       The Colorado Springs Street Division cut back the weeds in the 31st Street drainage ditch (Camp Creek) earlier this year after not getting to it until late fall in 2011. A front-end loader with a mower extension is shown at work near the pedestrian bridge by Howbert Elementary July 17. With a concern about flooding after the Waldo Canyon Fire, a project employee said the work would help keep the ditch clear in case high water does happen. See a follow-up STORY on the fire and a related PHOTO, Page 6.

Westside Pioneer photo