(AUGUSTA, Kan.) — People in the City of Augusta are within months of getting a new levee. The Army Corps of Engineers levee is something the city's been working toward for more than 12 years. But now some residents are raising concerns about the new flood dike’s effect on their safety.
This construction project in Augusta is designed to protect the city from flooding. But those who live nearby are worried what it will do to their neighborhood.
“My neighbors are all concerned that when we get a lot of water that we're going to be flooded in because it's pushing the water down Dike Road,” said resident Christyn Atchison. “And Dike Road was our only exit out of our neighborhood.”
The city has been working on this levee project since the last big flood in 1998. the construction manager says neighbors shouldn't worry.
“They can go north. They won't be surrounded by water,” said Terry Grote of Terra Construction.