- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Flood waters are finally going down in a neighborhood in eastern El Paso County after the state found two illegal dams built in a neighborhood near Peyton Highway.

Officials say the make-shift dams caused flooding in low lying areas, raising concerns for property owners.

State engineers said the dams look homemade and are blocking up water flow in the area.

According to KOAA-TV (https://tinyurl.com/lgxvvud ), engineers cleared out a pipe to allow water to flow out properly and removed debris from an overflow channel, reducing the risk.

State engineers said they will track down the owner of the land and make fix the problems or remove them.

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Information from: KOAA-TV, https://www.koaa.com


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