Corinth to study retention ponds

By The Associated Press

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The city of Corinth will apply for a grant to conduct a study into whether floodwater retention ponds could help with the city’s drainage problems.

Drainage Commissioner Milton Sandy Jr. tells the Daily Corinthian (http://bit.ly/r8fmfK) that the engineering assessment also would determine if existing pits could be cleaned up and put back into use.

Sandy says the existing pits are in the Elam Creek area.

He says the old clay pits date back to the 1960s. He says most were filled in with garbage so they ceased to be retention facilities.

Sandy says that has also contributed to increase flooding since the 1970s.