Back in April of 2011, the river flooded and rose within 10 feet of the levees. The waves from the river were beating against the bank and caused the Earth to erode.
Jay Perry, the Superindendent of the Levee Authority, told Eyewitness News that this is actually routine maintenance for the levees. It also required for the city to keep it's certification with the safety levee program and the Marine Corps that is funding this project.
"Being that we're a certified levee in the corps in their safety program," said Perry, "they will come in and fix projects that are damaged in the event of a flood. So, that's what their doing now .They're coming in and actually putting dirt back in and putting the matting down, reseeding and putting it back to original shape."
Perry says the project could take as long as three months to complete. And that certification is very important, not only to the city but, also to homeowners in Evansville because with out it they would have to pay flood insurance.