The effects of the April flood are still being felt around Kneehill County.
 
At one point, 27 county roads were closed to traffic because of overland flooding, but most of those have since reopened.
 
"The creeks are still up. We are doing some bridge inspections," reported Reeve Jerry Wittstock. "I think there's a couple that we're probably going to have to do some work to; I hope that's all it is."
 
While they were busy looking after their own infrastructure, Kneehill were not ignoring member communities. The Village of Carbon received a cheque for $200,000 from the county to help repair damage to its campground and ball diamond, along with at least one pedestrian bridge over Kneehills Creek.
 
"We did fill out an application for some flood disaster money that went to the province a couple of days ago. There's justifiable cause to ask for that money, so I guess we'll see what happens," Wittstock noted. "We'd be pleased if we could get the money that we've asked for, or even a portion of it; it goes a long way to helping us out too."
 
It's just a funny year this year because there's places that you'd expect to have more damage and the places that you didn't expect to have damage there's actually a lot," he mused. "Whether the snow just came down, we had no wind to pile it up and it just melted the way it came down, I don't know, it's hard to explain."
 

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