On Tuesday, October 11th the Milford City Council approved an agreement with Dickinson County with regards to the outlet at Lower Gar. The county will replace some of the culverts with a bridge. IGLA’s own Bill VanOrsdel is thrilled with the development as our nonprofit has been working on a solution for over a decade to minimize the chance of future flooding in the Iowa Great Lakes. This project has proved controversial since the floods of 1999. Construction of the bridge is probably at least a year away.
This is a victory for Dickinson County as high water threatens property, shoreline, wildlife, recreation, tourism and our local economy.