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Levee repairs underway in Pottawattamie County

Posted at 7:50 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 08:50:26-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Crews are taking another important step in helping area flood victims bounce back.

Levee and drainage district repairs are underway in the northwest portion of Pottawattamie County. The area has been inundated with floodwaters since early March, during which Pottawattamie County officials urged for residents to evacuate. River levels and conditions have improved to the point where damaged levees and drainage district protection structures can now begin to be assessed and emergency temporary repairs made.

Temporary repairs have been made to the banks of the Boyer River, and the Honey Creek Levee/Drainage District began work on multiple locations along the Honey Creek Drainage Ditch and Honey Creek Levee.

The Vanman Levee District have begun to assess the major levee breaches at Desoto Bend Wildlife Refuge this week; they are looking to construct emergency temporary repairs at two priority areas of the Vanman Levee.

Updates to progress will be made here.