Kansas City Copes With 'Flush Creek' Crisis

An ongoing embarrassment for Kansas City continues to grow worse. 

Despite hundreds of millions spent on a flood control project over the course of a generation . . . A local stream still seems nasty. 

Of course KCMO often blames racism, disparity and hateration for the hot mess that is objectively awful. 

Meanwhile, here's an update on the situation and a lead photo cartoon shared with us that jokes the legacy of the sketchy situation . . .

"Our delayed response in servicing those areas along Brush Creek has aroused due to an accumulation of circumstances such as staffing constraints and limited resources to express the least; also, we’ve had other constraints presented to us involved with the City’s increased houseless population," Benjamin Nelson, the general supervisor for the department's Central District said. "We’d like to thank everyone involved for their patience and we would like to reassure the public that we’re working on reconfiguring our staff to address those concerns presented by the public regarding those situations presented."

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

Condition of Brush Creek has attention of KCMO residents, city leaders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the City of Fountains, there are many waterways and water displays, but one area of Kansas City's Brush Creek is not so inviting. "I see pond scum, trash and old branches. And yuck. That's what I see," said Judy Rimpson, who lives east of The Paseo overlooking Brush Creek.