GRAND TOWER (AP) – Officials said dry weather last summer allowed repairs to finally be completed on a Mississippi River levee damaged in 2013 in southwestern Illinois when a drainage pipe failed
A year after the drain failed along the Big Muddy levee in the city of Grand Tower, then-Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation allowing the Jackson County Board to sell up to $1.5 million in bonds to pay for repairs. Lingering wet ground conditions then delayed those repairs for years.
According to The Southern Illinoisan, a rare three-month dry spell last summer provided the dry conditions crews needed to finally complete the project.