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The city of Granite Falls is planning to start work on improving its main flood levee in the area behind Richter Field and the city shop and fire hall. If the river were to rise over the levee it would pour toward the residential area in the background and as far as the water tower. More than 200 homes could be affected. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Officials in Granite Falls debate upgrade to levee system

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GRANITE FALLS -- Work could begin in late summer or early autumn on upgrading a portion of the flood levee in Granite Falls.

City Manager Bill Lavin said City Council members on Monday instructed City Engineer Dave Berryman, of Rodeberg and Berryman and Associates, to develop bid specifications for the first phase of proposed levee work.


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