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Dikes, berms not answer to flooding in Bonita Springs

As Bonita Springs leaders look for answers to the city's flooding problems exposed by Hurricane Irma and a lesser storm before it, they are sifting through what's feasible and unfeasible.

Options for two major flooded areas are slim in the Quinn Street area and Imperial Bonita Estates, said Mark Erwin with Atkins Engineering.

“The only way to really stop flooding there is with dikes or berms (along the Imperial River), which are too cost prohibitive,” Erwin said.