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We've seen devastating flooding along Highway 24 and in Manitou Springs too many times, and some people are wondering how much more they can take.
There is work being done to minimize the risk of flooding and keep people safe.
"We're part of a very big recovery group that's working on these issues to try and slow that water down," said El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark.
The problem is that rain doesn't soak into burned soil like it should.
To help mitigate, heavy machinery is working to flatten some of the steep ravines, to spread the water out when it rains.
Crews are digging several basins to hold water and debris.
"This basin here is probably on average eight feet deep," said Dana Butler with the Forest Service. "We estimated maybe 1,000 dump trucks of material could store in these basins."
In some areas, crews have to work by hand cutting down dead trees and positioning them to help slow down the flow.
"It's not a perfect situation. We don't know where the rain is going to drop at any particular point, but we're moving forward," said Clark.
Progress is being made, but Clark tell 11 News there's still a lot of work left to do.
Clark tells 11 News there will be $30 million spent on restoration in the Waldo Canyon burn area by the end of the year.
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