Governors along Missouri River to question Army Corps' flood control plans

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 | 9:32 a.m. CDT; updated 2:01 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 23, 2012

BISMARCK, N.D. — Missouri River governors plan to question a top officer for the Army Corps of Engineers about the agency's plans for stopping future floods.

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is hosting Wednesday's meeting in Bismarck. The governor of South Dakota and the lieutenant governors of Nebraska and Iowa are attending in person. The governor of Montana is participating by telephone.

Brig. Gen. John McMahon is commander of the region that oversees the management of the Missouri River and its network of dams. He'll be briefing the state officials on the corps' flood-control plans.

States along the Missouri River sustained hundreds of millions of dollars in flood damage last year. Dalrymple said the governors want to know about federal plans for preventing another disaster.

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