Part of Cascade Evacuates, City Makes Sand Levee
CASCADE - The City of Cascade built a man made levee out of sand about 6 to 7 feet high on Buchanan Street.
Part of the town has been evacuated. 20 to 25 homes would have been directly impacted had the dike broke.
City officials say the river is at record high levels. The city had continuous truck loads of sand hauled in to try to protect the levee throughout the day.
“We continued to reinforce it during the day because the river kept rising. We were hoping it would crest early this morning but it never did, so we had to keep reinforcing because it kept going higher,” said Cascade Fire Chief Denny Green.
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