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February 22, 2013

Malone flood buyouts discussed



The 300 block of Lower Park has flooded nearly every year for 15 years, since a dam downstream near Titus Mountain Ski Center was removed and tons of sediment and silt was released into the Salmon River.

A 4,000-foot ice jam formed in late January, flooding Lower Park and forcing the evacuation of several homes.

The roadway has been opened to traffic less than 48 hours in the past month as flood waters, snowmelt and rain continue to bombard the area.

Maneely declared a state of emergency and extended it a few times as the poor conditions persisted.

However, he said Thursday night that the water had receded, and that the street will be reopened to traffic today.

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