Missouri DNR Hopes U-S Army Corps of Enginers Makes Changes to Missouri River Levees

Missouri officials are hoping to convince the U-S Army Corps of Engineers to make changes to the Missouri River levee system. State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) deputy director Dru Buntin says Missouri is working with Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska on proposing changes to the levee system, to avoid problems that made the 2019 flood so devastating:

Missourinet St. Joseph affiliate KFEQ reports the Missouri River L-536 levee in northwest Missouri breached in FIVE locations in 2019. The Atchison County Levee District wants the move the levee back to allow more room for floodwaters.