Frustrated De Soto residents met over Joachim Creek flooding

DE SOTO, MO (KPLR) – Recently people who live along the Joachim Creek in De Soto have had their homes flooded more than normal.

In late September resident found out that the city may have received an email in 2007 warning them about this problem.

The Citizens Committee for Flood Relief is a group of De Soto residents who are trying to stop the flooding problem of Joachim Creek.

Residents say the creek started flooding more often in 2012 after the city built a bridge over the creek and MoDOT raised the road next to the bridge.

About a month ago two committee members were walking the Joachim with a representative from the Army Corps of Engineers and the city public works manger.

They said on that walk the representative from the Army Corps told them that in 2007 he sent an email to the city manager letting him know that a gravel bar needed to be removed from the creek to help prevent future backups.

Over the phone the city manager told the residents he never received an email about suggested dredging of the creek in 2007.

Residents said they are beyond frustrated with city officials and are just hoping for a buyout.