Levee in western Iowa to be repaired under $8.5M contract

May 15, 2019 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Another one of the dozens of levee repair contracts expected along the Missouri River has been awarded to an Iowa company.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the $8.5 million contract to repair a levee in Mills County, Iowa, has been awarded to Newt Marine Service of Dubuque, Iowa.

The initial repairs to the breach in the levee northwest of Bartlett, Iowa, should be completed over the next 30 to 80 days.

This contract is one of the first handful of repair projects approved. The Corps is reviewing damage as floodwaters subside and making plans to repair 50 breaches that occurred during the March flooding.