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Artifacts will delay levee repairs

OAKVILLE (KWWL)-- Artifacts dating back 3,000 years will delay repairs to the levee damaged in this summer's flooding near Oakville.

Arrowheads, hearths, knives, and evidence of homes were found earlier this month.  Now a study will take place on the site.

Floodwaters broke through the levee in June, destroying nearly every building in Oakville. Oakville is community of just 439 residents.

It's not known how long researchers will take to complete the study and when repairs can continue.

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