Loebsack Announces More than $1 Million for Flood Protection Project in Eddyville
By mlambrecht, July 22, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the City of Eddyville will receive $1,030,636 to improve the capacity of the stormwater system that drains to a levee to protect the city from the Des Moines River. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“It is important that we ensure the reliability and safety of our stormwater systems and levees that protect our cities from flooding,” said Loebsack. “We have witnessed the devastating effects storms and flooding can cause, and I am pleased that the City of Eddyville will receive this funding. It is vital that we make these investments to better prepare for severe weather and help ensure Iowa families and businesses are protected from flooding.”
The project includes funding for the extension and rerouting of 4,450 linear feet of storm sewers, installation of sixteen stormwater inlets and manholes, and the installation of four high capacity stormwater pumps at the existing pump-over structures at the levee. The City of Eddyville includes portions of Mahaska, Monroe and Wapello Counties.