LEVEES FIXED: Repairs to levees along the Missouri River in western Iowa have been finished but Rep. King says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to do more to prevent flooding
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it has fixed five breaches along the Missouri River in western Iowa.
The breaks were caused by prolonged flooding during last year’s historic floods. The Corps says it set a deadline of March 1st to fix the levee and met that goal.
Congressman Steve King says it’s a good milestone in the rebuilding process, but there’s still a long way to go in the recovery.
“Now we need to move forward to put in place the next level of flood protection for the basin – passing my legislation, H.R. 2942, which will require the Corps to increase the flood storage space in the River’s reservoirs to provide those in the River bottom with protection from a repeat of last year’s flooding,” said King