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Work to restore levee expected to begin in June

Friday, April 13, 2012


CHARLESTON -- If things go as planned and the river doesn't rise, Mississippi County may see its levee restored to its original height.

Carlin Bennett, presiding county commissioner, presented what sounded like good news about the frontline levee during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday.

Bennett said he learned during his meeting with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday that the Corps plans to award the contract around May 31 to rebuild the northern crevasse in the levee up to 55 feet.

"They are actually out in the field today showing the holes to contractors," he said.

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