Down & Dirty in Dexter
By: Holly Brantley
Dexter, MO - Spring Showers are known for making the flowers bloom. But, this time of year too much rain can cause flooding.
Sometimes it's not what falls from the sky but what's down the drain that's the problem.
In Dexter it's double trouble in the form of litter and leaves clogging ditches. City leaders are warning residents that they're enforcing litter laws in hopes of keeping Dexter clean and dry.
City Administrator, Mark Stidham, says improvement projects are on going. Since 1997, Dexter has spent more than four million dollars on drainage improvements in hopes of drying out the city.
But, Mother Nature and manmade messes make that hard. Besides the debris, Stidham says leaves make up a big part of the problem, "A lot of people say 'I raked them, I was going to burn them