The size of a levee breach discovered in northwest Mills County last Tuesday, Aug. 23, has more than doubled over the past week.
Mills County Emergency Management officials said the breach occurred on the south berm of the St. Mary’s Drainage District, south of Allis Road and west of 182nd St. The 30-foot section of berm gave way due to ongoing flooding conditions along the banks of the Missouri River and recent heavy rainfalls. As of Monday afternoon, the length of the hole in the berm had swelled to 75 feet. The breach is not part of the main Missouri River levee system.