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UPDATE: Muscatine levee is secure, no evacuations

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWWL) – The City of Muscatine has stated that the levee is secure. A report surfaced today saying that a levee break did happen in the Musser Park area.

“We are walking the levee 24 hours a day at the present time and we have found no problems up and down the system,” Brian Stineman, Public Works Director, said.

Muscatine did deploy pumps to move leaks back over the levee into the river. There have been no incidents found and the levee is secure.

“An evacuation order would come from the City of Muscatine through the emergency notification system,” Kevin Jenison, Communications Manager, said. “And we would have staff from the Muscatine Fire Department, Muscatine Police Department, and the Department of Public Works out in the area affected to help with the evacuation. At the present time there are no plans for an evacuation.”

The City of Muscatine does have a Levee Breach Study with results available on the City of Muscatine website. The study shows what would happen if a breach arose at one of three different areas of the levee.

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