2015 fed budget contains money for Wood River, ESL levees

News-DemocratMarch 4, 2014 

The proposed $3.9 trillion federal budget that President Barack Obama submitted Tuesday contains more than $22 million for repairs and upgrades of Mississippi River flood protection levees in three metro-east locations. They are:

* $3.8 million to repair the underseepage problem at the Mel Price Lock and Dam south of Alton

* $8.65 million to upgrade the Wood River levee

* $9.8 million to upgrade the levee at East St. Louis

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