Elkader Plans to Repair Walkway after Flooding

ELKADER, Iowa (AP) – Officials in Elkader say they intend to complete repairs to the popular paved walking path along the Turkey River, erasing one of the last reminders of flooding that threatened the community in August and September.

KWWL reports that fixes to the Riverwalk have been delayed as officials wait to see if the Federal Emergency Management Agency will fund the repairs.

City Administrator Jennifer Cowsert says the repairs are important because so many people use the walkway. She expects the walkway to be back in place by the end of the year.

Repairs to the Riverwalk near Elkader’s whitewater park will cost about $50,000, and another downstream stretch needs work that will cost a similar amount.

Cowsert says flooding caused about $250,000 in damage to the city.