Gavilon Elevator in Illinois Tested by Floodwaters
Mississippi floodwaters have created challenges to keeping the facility open daily
Just as their customers are fighting high waters, the work team at Gavilon’s new grain elevator and barge terminal in Jackson County have found themselves in the flood fight, as well, reports AgriNews.
Opened in late 2016, the elevator is situated on the dry side of Little Levee Road along the Mississippi River in Cora, IL. While the complex is situated on high ground, other issues from the Mississippi floodwaters have created challenges to keeping the business open daily.
First is the high water stage on the river. U.S. Coast Guard closes the river for safety reasons to barge traffic. For Gavilon, that meant not moving grain until the river levels recede.
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