OK Flood Control

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says federal stimulus funds will repair and improve dams in 11 states, including several projects in Oklahoma.

More than $13 million of the $45 million in stimulus funds will go toward dam repairs in Oklahoma.

The biggest project is a $4.1 million repair of Sallisaw Creek 18 dam near Stilwell, Okla., an Arkansas border town of about 3,450 people, of which about 94 percent are Native Americans.

Local officials will contribute about 35 percent of the total cost of each project on the federal list.


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