County Board Supervisor Ron Kardas said that this has become an issue now because grants may carry unknown strings.
The board should review it, he
At the Price County Land Information Committee meeting on May 30, Vern Moore and Ron Kardas
, two county board supervisors on the committee, voted in favor of a motion to stop action now on the grant and bring it before the County Board
on June 17.
said that there is not enough information to determine 100 year floodplain for the Flambeau River.
Wisconsin is only about 200 years old, he
said, and we don't have any history to judge how many times flooding has occurred in each 100 year interval.
An in-depth floodplain study done in 1989 for the Elk River identified 10, 50, 100 and 500 year flood plains using the bench marking process.Some data is accurate, said Kardas
, such as marking swamps as floodplains.They may flood every year, and that is a good indication that it is a flood area. Kardas
argued that predicting the number of floods in a 100 year period is like predicting when and where a tornado will strike.If a tornado strikes often in an area, does that make it at risk as a tornado zone? he
asked.Should it be in the 100 year tornado zone?He
argued that if a river is identified as flooding in a spot at least once in every 100 years, that is like a natural disaster that no one can predict for sure if it will happen and when. He
asked,, should the government decide an area is zoned a certain way or should the public decide if it wants to locate in areas of high risk?