The state and federal government is stepping in to strengthen flood protection for people living in Geneva.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to modernize the town's levee to make sure the Choctaw or Pea Rivers don’t flood it.
The project will cost about $16.5 million and will take two years to complete.
The state will pay $5.8 million while the federal government will pitch in $10.8 million.
The levee was built in 1938.
The community made national headlines at least three times in the 1990s because of extensive flooding.