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Some residents in Valmeyer, Ill. wary of new levee

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The floodplain near Valmeyer, Ill. is almost all farmland. Most of the town was moved after the 1993 flood and is located on a bluff, safe from floodwaters. (KWMU photo/Tom Weber)

By Tom Weber, KWMU

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St. Louis, MO – The Metro-East town of Valmeyer, Ill. will probably be forever known as the town that moved after the 1993 Flood.

But what many people might not realize is some residents, and plenty of farmers stayed in the low-lying land near the river.

Now, many of them are worried about an idea the Corps of Engineers has for a new levee.

And they say they're worried, even though the Corps has told them the levee won't be built.

KWMUs Tom Weber prepared this report.

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