MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. -- Construction work to build a berm in Mount Charleston has one scientist calling the area prone to flooding, a “danger zone.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started building the berm Friday, Oct. 11, in an effort to divert rain water away from homes in the Rainbow subdivision. And since then, workers with the U.S. Forest have been putting in 12-hour shifts and will continue to do so for the next month.
"We're really happy with the progress, we got the logging done,” Mike Balen, U.S. Forest Service said.
The full-scale logging operation uprooted about 300-trees. Some were nearly 200-years old, which has some people wondering whether this was worth it.