Levee repair plugging along; some major levees still broken, KFEQ reports

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FILE- In this March 16, 2019 file photo, surveyors with the USGS take measurements of the Missouri River in Omaha, Neb., as the river overflows its banks. Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about how wetter weather patterns could require changes to the federal government’s management of the basin’s reservoirs. The states are pooling their money to pay for half of a $400,000 study with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to measure how much water flows down the Missouri River. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

(Missourinet)– Most of the Missouri River system levees have been repaired from last year’s floods, but complications have arisen to delay the repair of some significant levees along the river.

Civil Engineer Geoffrey Henggeler with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City office says while finishing touches remain to be done, many levees from Holt County south along the Missouri River provide the protection they did before the 2019 floods heavily damaged them.

“Level of protection is in place for 39 of the 61 levees that have been approved for repairs,” Henggeler reports during a Corps conference call.

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