Emergency Pipes Installed To Help Collin County With Flooding

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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COLLIN COUNTY(CBS11) – As the rain keeps coming, flood waters are covering the roads in and out for some Collin County homeowners, stranding vehicles and destroying property.

Soil Conservation Service Site 24 Reservoir just outside McKinney was designed to reduce flood damage, but some homeowners say it isn’t working.

The reservoir can’t drain fast enough, so workers added this siphon pipe, and now they’ve added a second one, but it still may not be enough.

Since we first met Bobby Patel on Saturday, the floodwater has gone down a little but only a little. He and his neighbors say it’s been that way for weeks with no sign of a solution. Their only hope is for siphon pipes to help the reservoir’s regular drainage system.

“That is a good plan for short term to take all the water out back to the normal level,”…

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