Johnson County officials want to revise spillway policies, but study unfunded

Since 2010, the Army Corps of Engineers has been trying to fund a study that could change protocols for how much water is released from Coralville Lake, which might prevent floods like the 2008 flood that caused more than $1 bilion in damages to Iowa City and Coralville. But the study would cost $4.7 million — a hefty price tag in a time of federal budget cuts — and has failed to gain support from President Barack Obama or Congress.

Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Posted on: May 29, 2013