Clarksville residents and community leaders will meet Thursday to discuss flood prevention.

Ideas that have kicked around include an earthen berm, a permanent barrier or a portable flood wall. All will prove costly and will require funding assistance. The meeting is designed to give residents a chance to offer direction to the board of aldermen on which option to pursue.

Four of Clarksville’s five worst floods have happened in the last 21 years, and all agree that it’s not a question of if but when high water will return.

Thursday’s public meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall.