$7.9 million for levee project in Hamburg, Iowa

U.S. Department of Commerce is investing $7.9 million to make flood control infrastructure improvements needed to protect businesses from flooding in Hamburg, Iowa.

According to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, this $7.9 million grant to the city of Hamburg will help protect businesses along the Missouri River from flooding.

“The levee infrastructure improvements implemented with the assistance of this EDA investment will shield local businesses from flood waters,” said Secretary Ross.

This investment will address the need for resilient flood mitigation infrastructure by increasing the height of the Hamburg levee to protect businesses from future high-water events.

“After the devastating flooding in the spring of 2019, the Hamburg community came together, rebuilt and repaired what was lost. Not only will this money serve as a catalyst for the future growth of southwest Iowa but also it will help create jobs while working to ensure such a tragic event doesn’t happen again,” said Congresswoman Cindy Axne.

This project was made possible by the regional planning efforts led by the Southwest Iowa Planning Council (SWIPCO).