The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approved spending more than $42.9 million on repairs to Fort Peck Dam.
The dam was damaged during the record 2011 flooding that broke levees and damaged homes along the Missouri River.
The Billings Gazette reports six contracts have been awarded to repair the damage. The most expensive is more than $33.8 million that will go to rehabilitate the dam’s plunge pool.
The work is not expected to be completed until December 2015.
Another $6.62 million will go to rehabilitating the dam’s spillway gates.
The corps of engineers will spend a total of $234 million on more than 100 projects along the Missouri River to stabilize dams and levees from Fort Peck to the river’s junction with the Mississippi River.
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