Army Corps: Lower Missouri River flooding ends; focus shifts to assessing damage

Associated Press

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has declared an end to flooding problems on the lower Missouri River and is shifting attention to what repairs will be needed.

Col. Andrew Sexton, district commander of the corps' Kansas City district, was visiting damaged areas Friday after announcing Thursday that the flooding had ceased on a span of the river that stretches from Rulo, Nebraska, to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers in the St. Louis area.

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Operators of levees and other flood-control structures have until Sept. 11 to submit repair requests.

Tom Waters, chairman of the Missouri Levee & Drainage District Association, said that it's expected there will be some erosion, seeding, and repairs along the river because waters were up and down through the spring and summer.