Goshen Preserves Land To Prevent Flooding

Jan 8, 2020


Goshen City Council approved the purchase of a piece of land along a creek Tuesday night to prevent it from being developed. 

The land is about 3-1/2 acres and sits in a floodplain near Rock Run Creek.

The land was in jeopardy of being developed if the city didn’t purchase it.

Jason Kauffman is the city’s Stormwater Coordinator. He said the area flooded in 2018 and building on the land would increase the possibility of that happening again.

“When we develop land that’s in the floodplain and right next to a waterway, the water that would have spread out across that land is going to be pushed downstream.”

He said the city plans to preserve the 30 thousand dollar piece of land.

Kauffman expects the sale to be finalized by the end of the month.

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