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Star Valley backed off a plan to clear debris and brush from this creek bed for fear of the liability in case of flooding.

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Flood of woe

Star Valley backs away from clearing creek

One homeowner’s threat has prompted Star Valley to drop plans to clear debris from a creek to prevent floods from damaging homes. Homeowner Dan Bowman inadvertently killed the flood relief plan when he told town officials he would sue if the project made flooding worse. He was one of a handful of Starlight Drive homeowners that originally demanded the town do something after a January 2010 storm nearly washed away several homes and porches.


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