Mo Levee Group To Meet With Congressman Cleaver
RICHMOND (AP) - The Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association has rescheduled a meeting with Congressman Emanuel Cleaver.
The group initially planned to meet with the Missouri Democrat on March 14 in Richmond. Instead, the event will be held April 2 at the Eagleton Civic Center in Richmond. Corps officials also will attend.
Missouri levee operators were heavily affected by last year's flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.
Numerous northwest Missouri levees were breached last summer after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing massive amounts of water from overflowing upstream reservoirs.
And in southeast Missouri, the flooding Mississippi River strained levees earlier in the year. Ultimately, about 130,000 acres flooded after the Birds Point Floodway was intentionally breached to relieve pressure as floods threatened nearby Cairo, Ill.
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