Warsaw, Illinois, farmer and chairman of the local drainage district, Sam Zumwalt, age 64, near a Mississippi River barge getting loaded with corn at the Ursa Farmers Co-op, in Meyers, Illinois. He has long been a champion of better flood control for the 16,000 acres of lowlands that make up the district. Water from the nearby Mississippi River reached 25-feet above flood stage in both 1993 and 2008 flooding 30,000 acres of nearby fertile lowlands.
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