July 5, 2022
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Governors team up on Missouri River flood prevention

Governors and representatives of eight states impacted by this year’s historic flooding of the Missouri River met today, continuing their August 19th Discussion with the US Army Corps of Engineers, to discuss flood-control concerns and announce formation of a flood control working group to continue addressing those issues.  They hope the Corps will modify its operational plans for next year to help prevent the extreme flooding experienced this year.

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple says the group is asking the Corps of Engineers to modify its operation plans for next year to help prevent the extreme flooding experienced this past year.

Modify

He also asked them to consider data other than the National Weather Service in regard to snowpack.

Snowpack

Governor Dalrymple officials need to look at the operating plan for the Missouri River in the context of what the forecasts are for next year…

Forecasts

He hopes the Corps keeps an open mind.

Open Mind

Governor Dennis Daugaard says he is on board with the plan too.

On Board

The Governors plan to coordinate their flood mitigation efforts with members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

There will also be public hearings in each state concerning the matter—the first meeting in Omaha on October 24th and the last meeting they plan to hold will be in Sioux City on November 3rd.

Rusty Halvorson & Shawna Aakre

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