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After Receiving Reimbursements, Levee District 3 Board Looks At Testing Wells

As they brace for a potentially big flood year, members of the Levee District 3 board were pleased to finally see some old flood cases wrapped up and money received.

Sue Schweiss, treasurer for the city of Ste. Genevieve and the district, reported at the April 8 Levee District 3 board meeting that the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) had closed out past projects with the district.

For Disaster 4238, which covered flooding in 2013, the district received $27,000.

For Disaster 4317, flooding in 2016 and 2017, the district received $21,929.

District president Vern Bauman also reported that testing on de-watering wells would be done the following day by Dana Hecht of Pro Tech Well and Pump.

“I told him we didn’t have in the budget to do all of them this year.” Bauman said. “We’ll have a new budget this fall. But, what if he would do six, eight or 10, something like that?”

Bauman said the district has 24 wells, but “the ones at the upper end, we don’t have to test those.”

He said the recent high Mississippi River stages have shown those wells are functioning properly.

See complete story in the April 17 edition of the Herald.

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