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As I remember it skeeter ditches were dug on Big and Little Colington in the early 60′s or late 50′s. The helped to keep water moving through the marshy areas. And they did work to a point. They have filled in and now are unmaintained. Take a tour of KDH and look at the skeeter ponds, mostly in front of businesses to control water run off in a storm. There is more standing water now than ever. The ditches that were dug down the bypass are full of silt as well as the ditches down Memorial Dr. and water can’t get to the outflows because they are full of silt and vegetation, in my weak little mind if these were maintained to keep water moving don’t you think this would help the south end of KDH and Colington. If water is moving and not standing it just may help. We used to have purple martins and bats in Colington until the spraying got so heavy. We also lost alot of other small bugs that help make your garden grow like bees. Dump your standing water around your house and it will help but the DOT needs to maintain what they started. Skeeters are here but if we can get the right folks to maintain what they started(DOT) it would really help out everyone.
Ray Midgett says:
Excellent public service video.
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