Bad weather slows levee repair work across Iowa
December 22, 2008
The Rock Island District of the US Army Corps of Engineers
has been trying to complete 38 levees and other flood-control projects in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri, after this past summer's historic flooding damaged many flood protection systems. But of those 38, only three are finished
. Bad weather, including the early and cold start to winter, has been part of the problem, but funding and administrative delays
were also involved. Nationwide, the Corps says that dozens of levees in important locations nationwide
would not be expected to stand up to flooding. Many of the projects here in Iowa will cost millions of dollars
and take some time to complete.
We have been and will continue to be involved in a wide range of flood-control projects
, with equipment ranging from portable flood-cleanup pumps
to permanent stormwater pumping stations
, from flood-control gates
to the geotextiles that hold levees together
. Please feel free to contact us
with your questions.
last revised December 2008