Plans to channel potential floodwaters around Flagstaff's Timberline neighborhood all rely on the U.S. Forest Service and our sense is that they may be constrained in taking action. Cyndy Cole's article in the Arizona (Flagstaff) Daily Sun says that of the 6 plans proposed:
- "None of the funding is guaranteed, and no major congressional earmark or other funding source is expected.
- Only one flood area out of about six drainage areas has explicit, well-defined flood-control plans -- the rest are yet to be decided.
- And all of the solutions rely on the U.S. Forest Service taking action to channel water from the Coconino National Forest (a step it has not promised)."