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For students looking for paper topic ?ELKPORT, Iowa -- Within days, tiny Elkport will be wiped off the map.
It's rare that a 150-year-old community disappears, but the heavy rains that caused Elk Creek to swell and breach its dike in May 2004 .....
....has been deserted ever since.
Though the federal buyout was voluntary, residents and government officials agreed it was the only cost effective choice. Restoration estimates were steep considering the extent of water damage, and cost and practicality ruled out the option of elevating homes.
Elkport is not the first Iowa town to be washed off the map. A federal buyout program led to the demise of Littleport after the Volga River flooded in 1999. And in the early 1990s, portions of the central Iowa town of Chelsea were redrawn after the Iowa River spilled over its banks.
Does anybody have stories/examples as how you funded a buyout program ? and received CRS credit ?
Local Indiana example is the Town of English - bought out and relocated.