The federal government will pay $1.1 million to repair the Switzler Creek 7 dam in Osage County. Local officials will pay about 35 percent of the total cost, or $600,000.
Vilsack said many of the selected dams are reaching the end of their useful life.
The federal program announced Monday would spend $45 million to repair dams in 11 states. Vilsack says the construction will both repair dams and upgrade safety levels to comply with new development that has occurred downstream.
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