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FLOOD CONTROL: More Funding For Iowa

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Iowa senator Tom Harkin announced Monday two major flood control projects will be able to move forward thanks to more congressional funding.

A Congressional Conference Committee agreed to authorizes more than $88 million for Iowa projects. The bill establishes a five-year pilot program so the Corps of Engineers and the EPA can fund water infrastructure.

The money includes nearly $15 million for flood control on the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers and about $73 million for a floodwall and levee for the Cedar River.

The funding still needs to pass one more vote in the House and Senate.