Fixing The Missouri River Navigation Channel

(MISSOURINET) –  Officials with the Army Corps of Engineers say work continues to repair the damage done to the Missouri River channel by the 2019 flood. The Corps’ Kansas City District has been given nearly 250-Million dollars to repair the damaged channel.

Commander of the Kansas City District, Colonel Travis Rayfield, says he’s highly optimistic the Corps can maintain a channel suitable for barge traffic, even though it won’t be restored to the normal nine-foot deep, 300-foot-wide channel. That, despite lower water releases into the Missouri River due to upstream drought. . .

Repairs to the Missouri River channel between Atchison, Kansas and St. Joseph are underway.

The Missouri River navigation season began the beginning of this month.