Paintbrush corridor residents must sink or swim — together.

DuszaThe following is an excerpt from the Photograph taken by Jake Bacon of the Arizona Daily Sun. To read the full article, click here.

The concrete barriers and sandbag walls are coming down for a few residents at ground zero. In the next several weeks, earthen berms and natural channels will be built in their place at some of the hardest hit homes.

It’s the first step in the effort for long-term flooding mitigation in the Paintbrush corridor, the neighborhood hardest hit by flooding from the Schultz fire burn area.

Coconino County Public Works is now trying to earn buy-in from all the residents along Paintbrush Lane down a line one mile to Highway 89. The plan is to channel the water from the forest through the neighborhood in a way that lowers the threat to homeowners. Read more…