Wiregrass Drainage Problem

Hurricane Dennis along with frequent afternoon Summer thunderstorms has renewed interest in storm drainage in Covington County.

Opp city officials say drainage continues to be a big problem in several neighborhoods.

Due to federal environmental regulations, work has been delayed on a half-million dollar project to clear ditches of debris and other objects.

Environmentalists claim the work could impact the endangered Gulf Sturgeon which lives in the Yellow River.

But, Opp Mayor Durwood Edgar says residents in the affected neighborhoods are tired of seeing storm water back up on their property and they are anxious to see the project completed.

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