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Video: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Completes Dike at Marseilles Dam

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The Army Corps of Engineers completed the temporary rock dike just below Marseilles Dam on the Illinois River May 13 to reduce river flows and facilitate repairs to the dam. The dike was constructed using approximately 42,000 tons of rock and stretches more than 300 feet.

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Date Taken:05.13.2013

Date Posted:05.15.2013 7:06PM


Video ID:290707




Location:MARSEILLES, IL, USGlobe

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