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Despite flooding, Vandalia levees holding up

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

About six years after Fayette County experienced one of the wettest springs in history, farmers in low-lying areas are again seeing their planting work being delayed by considerable rainfall.

Add to that the amount of water coming down the Kaskaskia River when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has opened the gates at Lake Shelbyville.

But, thus far, the Vandalia Levee and Drainage Districts levee system has withstood the excessive amounts of water fairly well.


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