Money for new Kake dam headed to Clinton's desk

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2000

JUNEAU (AP) -- Federal money to replace the broken dam in Kake is expected to receive President Clinton's signature soon.

Congress included $7 million to replace the dam in a new bill appropriating money for agencies including the Departments of Veterans Affairs, and Housing and Urban Development

That bill passed out of Congress this week and Clinton is expected to sign it. The 50-year-old wooden dam was punctured by a tree during a July flood, leaving the town of 800 people without water for several days.

The town is using pumps and pipes to draw water from Gunnuck Creek.

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