Iowa Project Gets $21 Million Grant
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has received $21 million to help flood recovery efforts at Lake Red Rock in southeast Iowa. The money is congressionally approved funding from the federal government for flood relief efforts.
Sherri Duey, project manager for the Corps of Engineers Red Rock project, called the funding “fantastic news” that will provide for improvements in a number of areas at Lake Red Rock, according to the Newton (Iowa) Daily News.
While recovery plans are not yet final, Duey said contracts will be let soon on a sewage lift station for Howell’s Station campgrounds. Funding also will be used for other repairs at Howell’s as well as Ivan’s campgrounds and the North and South Tailwater areas and the southeast Des Moines levees.
The Lake Red Rock Project is Iowa’s largest public land base, serving the public in three primary areas: flood risk management, environmental stewardship and recreation. The project provides flood risk management on the Des Moines River and Mississippi River from southeast Des Moines to Quincy, Ill.