Proposed Bill Would Lay Groundwork to Rebuild Len Small Levee

A proposed bill in Washington DC is laying the groundwork to help rebuild the Len Small Levee. The so-called “Water Resources Development Act” includes a provisions from Representative Mike Bost that would help rebuild the Len Small Levee in Alexander County, which was breached during the holiday flooding in 2016. In a press release Kenton Thomas, a member of the Pulaski/Alexander County Farm Bureau and District 18 director of the Illinois Farm Bureau, stated that “Bost never lost sight of the plight faced by Alexander County farmers following the breach of the Len Small Levee,” and that “his hard work will make it possible for us to repair the levee and help protect the livelihoods of local farming families.”