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Governors Of Flood-Stricken States Meet To Discuss Flood Control Issues

The Laramie River flows over the Greenbelt Trail in West Laramie on June 20, 2011 (photo by Kari Eakins)

Governors from seven flood-stricken states signed a letter on Friday asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review their river management practices to improve flood control. The meeting Friday was the first time governors meet together to discuss flood control. Flood damages in Wyoming were estimated to cost several million dollars.

Governor’s from seven states meet in Omaha, NE to discuss several ways of avoiding a repeat of this years flooding problems that caused million of dollars of damages and submerged thousands of acres of farmland. Some flooding even forced people out of their homes.

The Army Corps of Engineers manages the Missouri River that travels across eight states and spans over 2,300 miles. The Army Corps of Engineers will now have to review their river management recommendations and address issues that remain a top priority for several states suffering the effects of flood damages.

[Associated Press]

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