City Receiving Recognition for Flood Protection System Operation

Riverfront Park 3The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District will present a certificate of appreciation to the City of Cape Girardeau Flood Protection System at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Osage Centre.

The City of Cape Girardeau is receiving this certificate for its outstanding operation and management of the Cape Girardeau Flood Protection Systems, including levees and the downtown flood wall. There are approximately 90 flood protection districts overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District. Cape Girardeau is the first district receiving this distinction in 10 years.

According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, “The City of Cape Girardeau team is conscientious and employs proactive measures to keep those within the inundated area safe from flood waters. Their staff members have been key contributors to numerous levee safety activities including inspections and risk screenings, resulting in more refined products. The City of Cape Girardeau’s successful approach to operating and maintaining the levee and flood wall effectively helps to reduce risk of inundation.”

The City of Cape Girardeau took over flood wall maintenance in 2008. With the City’s cooperation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was able to fund and complete $12 million in rehabilitation efforts to Cape Girardeau’s flood protection systems.

Pictured below from left to right during the award reception are: Stan Polivick, Traffic Operations Engineer (former Stormwater Coordinator), Public Works; Col. Anthony Mitchell, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District; Mayor Harry Rediger; Steve Cook, Assistant Public Works Director; Molly Hood, Assistant City Manager/Development Services; and Scott Meyer, City Manager.

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