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river flooding solutions targeted

Thursday, January 16, 2020 13:59 PM
Written by Stan Maddux
Category: Local News



Flooding along the Kankakee River is being tackled more aggressively.

Scott Pelath is executive director of the Kankakee River Basin Commission.

He says 2.3 million in state funding has been received.

Farmers along the river are also being assessed a fee to provide additional dollars toward

solutions toward flooding many feel has gotten worse over the years.

Pelath says dollars are now being allocated.....

Pelath, a former state representative from Michigan City.... was praised for bringing about

solutions faster than ever before.

The funds are going toward a 40 year river maintenance plan.

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