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Army Corps of Engineers Studies How to Reduce Missouri River Flooding Risks to Ag Land

A portion of the Union Township Station Levee in Holt County, Mo. showing a breach and large amounts of water behind the levee on the Missouri River, March 28, 2019. Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Missourinet) The Army Corps of Engineers is studying how to reduce flooding risks to agriculture land along the Missouri River. Colonel Travis Rayfield, district commander for the Kansas City District of the Army Corps of Engineers, says Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas are developing a plan to improve the river’s resiliency after crops, livestock and business were destroyed by the historic 2019 flood…

He says they’re conducting several comprehensive studies to reduce recurring damages and improve problem areas. Rayfield expects them to take at least five years to complete the studies before sharing the findings to Congress.

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