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State plans sessions on Missouri River flood risks

By: - July 13, 2020 4:53 pm

A DNR lawsuit alleges Sioux City has repeatedly failed to properly treat wastewater in the past decade. (Photo courtesy of Iowa DNR)

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources plans three Zoom sessions in which residents can help identify key issues in Missouri River flooding. 

The meetings will be July 28, 29 and 30 and come as a result of near-record flooding along the Missouri last year. The river stayed above flood stage in places for nearly nine months after heavy runoff.

Several states are having similar meetings. Participants will be asked for potential solutions to the problems they cite.

A prioritized list of possible actions later will be shared with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the system of reservoirs upstream from Iowa.

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