Corps of Engineers
Soon a cold and snowy winter will give way to a wet spring that could bring with it flood-level river waters.
Corps officials announced over the weekend that expedited work to remove rocks near Thebes Illinois will keep that critical 9-foot channel open.
Earlier this month, an 11-year-old girl had to be rescued after sand swallowed her up to her waist
The corps said it received the letter a week ago protesting the contract to reconstruct the levee.
Says partnership will help expedite permitting process
Officials: Untold number of jobs lost because of flood insurance rate fears
Officials say upgrades should be completed in time, if Corps cooperates
The letters were intended to gauge landowners’ interest in selling all or part of their land to the federal government.
Flood Prevention Council doubts Corps commitment to expedite permitting process.
Plan to be submitted to Corps of Engineers Division officials this week