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Iroquois County Board OK’s flood study funding

                River Basin Plan getting attention

The Iroquois County Board (Tuesday) approved allocating $25,000 toward an Indiana study of the Kankakee and Iroquois Rivers. Board members OK’d involvement in the River Basin Plan to examine flooding on the two rivers. The focus is on Indiana, for now.

Iroquois County Chairman John Shure and Kankakee Board Chairman Andrew Wheeler are onboard to support the study with hopes there will be something positive on this side of the state line too.

The Kankakee County Board is also supporting the study.

The Kankakee River Basin Commission met last month in Indiana. Local officials, including State Rep.Tom Bennett attended to gather more information. The Commission was created by the Indiana State Legislature to discuss flood matters on the Iroquois and Kankakee Rivers in Indiana.An engineering firm from Indianapolis is conducting the study.

Iroquois County board members questioned if Iroquois County would stand to gain much ? Shure says it’s a start to see where it could go.

Shure also said there’s still a chance an anonymous donar may provide the funding.

94.1 WGFA