University of Kentucky to build water detention center at drowning site

University of Kentucky to build water detention center at drowning site

The University of Kentucky is building a water detention system to alleviate flooding in an area where two women drowned after they were sucked into a storm drain nearly eight years ago.

As part of the $12 million project, UK is removing a parking lot located at the entrance of an apartment complex and replacing it with a new lot that will be built on top of a water detention basin, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provided funding for the project. A hazard mitigation grant accounts for $9 million, while the remaining amount was given by the agency in exchange for a promise from the school that certain land will be used solely for flood mitigation.

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