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Plan could remove homes along Sweetwater Creek in Cobb County

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After storms in 2009 caused major flooding to homes along the Sweetwater Creek area, a plan that could remove every home in the danger zone is being debated.

Homes were flooded up to the second story following the rainfall and after kicking around several ideas, the Army Corps of Engineers says the cheapest option is just to get rid of all of the structures in harm's way. The Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP) calls for a buy-out relocation of high-risk structures in the watershed. 

The Mobile District and Cobb County signed a Memorandum of Agreement to conduct a basin-wide study in May of 2016. The study covers the entire Sweetwater Creek Watershed basin, including its major tributaries.

Before anything is done, two meetings will be held to gather public input.

The meetings are scheduled for April 9 at the George E. Ford Center at 4181 Atlanta Street in Powder Springs. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is expected to run for nearly two hours.

The next meeting will be held on April 10 at the South Cobb Government Service Center at 4700 Austell Road in Austell. That meeting begins at 6 p.m. and will last until 8 p.m.

The deadline to submit public comments on the TSP is May 6. Comments can be submitted by registered mail, email, or in person at one of two public meetings.

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