U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...
A State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC, in Springfield was activated May 1 to ensure that state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state. “Several inches of rain...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, joined for a picture with Jamie Nash-Mayberry and her classes following the students’ presentation about the condition of the local levee system. Photo by Amber Skelton.
State Senators Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, visited Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake on Wednesday, March 22, to hear a presentation from the students about the condition of the Big Muddy levees. Students from Jamie Nash-Mayberry’s economics and history classes had...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is looking to repurpose live Christmas trees.  All donated trees will be bundled together to create underwater fish structures.  The Corps of Engineers notes that bundling the trees and weighting them down in the water will give them a variety of...

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