O'Brien County's Bell-Times-Courier -

Drainage District Updates


April 23, 2020

Supervisor Sherri Bootsma announced April 21 at the O'Brien County Supervisors meeting that work to Drainage District 4 was complete. Slow draining from the field at the southwest corner of the intersection of Highways 18 and 59 initiated efforts to speed the water flow.

It took about 2 years and a lot of trial and repeat to find the and remove all of the clogs. Much coordination also went into the effort. Iowa Department of Transportation, the Railroad, and numerous property owners were involved in finding and eliminating the problem.

Bootsma reported that a buildup of silt and corn stalk...

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