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Dec. 1, 2011ST. JOSEPH, MO |  By: Wayman

MO River Hearing

Federal lawmakers hear from those directly impacted by this summer's Missouri River Flooding.

A hearing of the subcommittee on water resources was held on Capitol Hill yesterday, and included Holt County Clerk Kathy Kunkle and Atchison county farmer Richard Oswald. Oswald testified he lost a million dollars worth of contracted corn and beans in his bottomland, and gave lawmakers a taste of the impact on citizens and the flood's aftermath.

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The Army Coprs testified it's taking into account resident's feedback and are trying to be more flexible for next year's spring runoff.