Levee Breach in Illinois Takes Some Burden Off Other Towns

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Oakville, Iowa (AP) As the floodwatch continues in the Midwest, bad news for one Illinois town turned into some good news for others.

A levee breach at Meyer, Illinois eased pressure on some levees downstream. That meant river levels dropped more than 3 feet in Canton and more than 2 feet in Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri today.

However, the National Weather Service predicts that those three towns may still see crests tomorrow just short of the record levels reached in 1993.

In Iowa, there's still concern about high water in some of the state's smallest towns -- and fear that entire communities may be lost forever. About 70 percent of Iowa towns have populations under 1,000.

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