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Flood Protection System Proving Effective

Despite this being the wettest April on record, with 13.6 inches of rain and counting, MSD Director Bud Schardein says Louisville’s flood protection system is working as designed.

The agency predicts that everything outside the flood plane will remain unaffected by the rising waters since all 16 flood pumping plants remain fully operational.

“I believe since the system was built” says Schardein, “that’s the first time we could say that every pumping unit in all 16 of those pumping plants is working right now.”

After 3 inches of rain last night, he says it was a close call this morning, but with today’s slight break in the rain, officials say the pumping stations will be able to catch up and the drainage channels will recede.