Gibbs Applauds Army Corps’ Commitment to Protecting Massillon Levee

October 2, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Bob Gibbs announced today the inclusion of $22.5 million in additional Army Corps of Engineers funding for the repair and enhancement of the levee system in Massillon. After several high-water events in the last two calendar years, erosion of the levee has become a serious concern. Environmental reviews and surveys for improvements are currently being conducted. Congressman Gibbs recently wrote to Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, head of the Army Corps, urging the inclusion of the Massillon levee for funding under the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019.

“I thank the Army Corps for authorizing this very important project,” said Congressman Gibbs. “Any further damage or flooding would pose a great risk to the safety of the people of Massillon. Congress ensured the Army Corps had the resources to address a limited number of systemic problems beyond typical operations and maintenance. I am very glad to learn Massillon made the list at my insistence.”

A copy of the letter Congressman Gibbs wrote to the Army Corps can be found here.