Waterloo borrows $3 million to rebuild floodwalls
March 21, 2008
The city of Waterloo, Iowa, will be borrowing $3 million from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to rebuild the city's floodwalls
along the Cedar River. The money for the dam and floodwall improvements will be tied to brownfield improvements being conducted around a former meat-packing plant in the city.
Most floodwalls include flap gates
for local storm drainage, and many dams are now making use of upstream level-control gates
in addition to conventional sluice gates
in order to control water levels.
last revised March 2008