Harlingen Resident Concerned About Drainage Ditch

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HARLINGEN – A local man says a drainage ditch in a retirement community is a flood and fire concern.

Steve Robenolt says he lives close to a ditch in Cotton Wood Retirement Community.

Robenolt says he’s called the Cameron County Drainage District 3 and they claim they’re behind on maintenance.

"Back in June when we had those bad rains some of the ditch washed out," he says.

Cameron County Drainage District 3 General Manager, Sonia Lambert, says heavy rainfall inundated the district, putting them behind schedule.

Lambert says maintaining such a large area means it takes about four to six months to get to certain ditches such as the one on Cotton Wood Creek.

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