Sinema helped secure $52 million for the completion of Flagstaff’s Rio de Flag Flood Control Project
FLAGSTAFF – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema toured the Rio de Flag flood control project with leaders from the city of Flagstaff to directly see the progress of the project. Following a request from Sinema, the Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it would provide $52 for the project’s completion.
“Completion of the Rio de Flag flood control project will protect the Flagstaff community from catastrophic floods, spur job growth, and encourage infrastructure development. I’m proud to work with Flagstaff leaders to secure resources that will ensure the project’s completion,” said Sinema.
The Rio de Flag flood control project will mitigate potential flood damage caused by heavy rain or snowmelt that flows into the Rio de Flag. In January, Sinema wrote to the Army Corps of Engineers urging the group to include funding for the Rio de Flag project’s competition in its Fiscal Year 2020 budget.