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Cedar Rapids to get federal funds to build flood wall

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Cedar Rapids officials are expected to accept $9 million in federal disaster funds to help build a new flood-protection wall at the Quaker Oats plant near downtown.

The money will help build a flood wall that meets the standards required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Quaker has already begun the work, but its plans had been to build a wall that provides less protection than called for in the corps' plan or the city's more comprehensive plan.

An agreement with the city and the corps is allowing the city to use federal funds to build the 2,500-foot-long wall at Quaker. The company is paying some of the cost.

 

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