Companies donate land for flood-control project
Spanish Springs Associates and Hawco Properties donated 96 acres to Washoe County for a flood-control project. Peavine Construction of Sparks will build the project through a contract with Washoe County.
The project in the works for more than 20 years is designed to reduce flood danger for hundreds of homes in Spanish Springs, reduce roadway flooding on Pyramid Highway and alleviate downstream flooding at Sparks.
Nevada was honored in the 3- to 5-million population category, alongside Kentucky and Utah, while Alabama was awarded the Gold Shovel in the same Category. Other Gold Shovel Awards went to Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Arizona and Mississippi.