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ARMY CORPS PLANS TO REPAIR GAVINS POINT DAM DRAINAGE SYSTEM

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is starting an environmental assessment phase of a project to repair the drainage system under Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River near Yankton, South Dakota.

Gavins Point Project Manager Tom Curran says every dam has a system to control water seeping under it:

OC…..lead to a failure. :21

Curran says the plan is to repair and extend some of the drainage channels:

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He says they would like to see the project start by late this year:

OC…..go into next summer :20

The flooding in March of last year, which pushed Lewis & Clark Lake to a record level, put extra pressure on the drainage system.

Jerry Oster WNAX