Nine berm breaches along the James River will be repaired with help from the James River Water Development District.
The breaches were the result of flooding in 2011. The water development district’s board of directors voted to pay for half the repair cost during its meeting last week, according to a news release. That amounts to $1,425 to repair the breaches on the east side of Cambria Township.
Brown County also will get $5,308 to repair a James River berm breach east of Columbia, according to the release. It says the project should help water quality, wetland restoration, fish habitation and agricultural lands.
In other action, the board:
¿ Awarded $52,500 to Mid-Dakota Rural Water for engineering costs related to construction of a 150,000gallon storage tank in Spink County.
¿ Approved $50,000 for enhancements to the Conservation Reserve Program from Yankton County north to Brown and Marshall counties. The money is meant to entice landowners to improve the condition of creeks, streams and the river by fencing off waterways and for alternative watering systems.
¿ Named interim district manager Dave Bartel as permanent manager and administrative assistant Judy Smoyer as chief financial officer and assistant district manager. Bartel was named interim manager in March after longtime manager Darrell Raschke resigned.