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Randolph Co. officials still waiting for levee study one year later

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POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -

One year ago, floodwaters ravaged several Region 8 counties, but the city of Pocahontas took the brunt of the hit when a levee breached.

Now, one year later, county leaders are still waiting for the levee to be fully repaired and are asking for quick approval of funds for a study on the levees.

However, county leaders have no control as to when that construction will begin and instead, must wait for the Army Corps of Engineers to decide when the breach will be fixed.

Although one breach in the levee is already repaired, Danny Ellis, chairman of the levee board, said larger breach fixes may not begin until June.

"We have done everything that we can do on the levee board and as far as the county, we're just sitting here waiting for them to tell us, I mean we have been for some time," Ellis said.

The city, county, and the corps joined together to conduct a study on the levee, with the hope they'll soon be approved for federal funding.

Whenever a study is formally approved, the study could take over one year to complete.

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