SLYSA Complex Soccer fields seem to be in the clear

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Updated: July 7, 2014
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Soccer fields at the St. Louis Youth Soccer Complex in St. Charles seem to be in the clear after crews spent the week repairing the Elm Point levee. The crest Wednesday night and today was also expected to be lower than originally predicted.

The levee protects 17 soccer fields along with cropland and businesses. Volunteers filled between 6,000 and 7,000 sandbags over the past week in anticipation of flooded fields. Greg Bertoglio, a project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, said the sandbags hadn’t been needed yet. He said the levee still had about 2.5 feet of freeboard.

Johann Arnason, executive director of SLYSA, is optimistic that the fields will not be damaged by river water. The sandbags will be stored at the complex and used for future flooding.

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