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Monday, 29 July 2013 10:38

Frankenmuth officials: Levee may get $1.5M upgrade

FRANKENMUTH, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Frankenmuth say a levee designed to protect areas of the city along the Cass River from flooding may need a $1.5 million upgrade. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the city needs to modify the levee because it no longer meets standards. Frankenmuth's levee was built in 1965 under a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project. In 2005, however, FEMA funded a project to update Saginaw County's flood maps. City Manager Charlie Graham says the city is contracting with an engineering firm to start modifying the levee. FEMA says it's working with Frankenmuth and officials in other communities to schedule levee projects around the region.