Posted by: Lawyer Sanders | November 10, 2009

Kentucky environmental attorney Sanders says Hickman, Kentucky to receive permanent flood gates from USACE.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to install permanent flood gates at two gaps in the floodwall in Hickman.  For years, city workers in this town on the Kentucky-Tennessee border have had to manually place timbers across the two gaps to keep the Mississippi River at bay during floods. 

This labor intensive method of flood prevention is simply not a good way to do it.  Hickman City Manager Larry Myatt reported that work on the gates could begin as soon as July.

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