Peoria Public Radio Staff
Tue April 23, 2013
Flooding preparations south of Peoria
The river is still rising on the stretch of the Illinois River south of Peoria. IPR’s Bill Wheelhouse reports:
Workers continue to ready levees for the rising Illinois in the west central part of the state. Along the river in Scott County, about fifteen minutes west of Jacksonville, the river was rising and volunteers were in shorter supply because of cold rainy weather. Randy Dolen is in charge of the Scott County Drainage and Levee Commission District:
'Our problem is going to be a height issue. We're sandbagging and putting up board fence as fast as we can, but it’s just a big race right now".
Dolan says there's a foot and a half of room on some of the levees, with two and a half feet of water on the way in coming days.