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Jan. 6, 2012MARYVILLE, MO |  By: Wayman

No More River Storage

The Army Corps of Engineers says it is trying to improve the way it manages the Missouri River's reservoirs after last year's historic flooding, but it does NOT plan to provide any additional flood-storage space for 2012.

The corps released its final management plan for the river this morning. The corps says this year's plan doesn't include additional flood-storage space beyond the normal amount, because officials wanted to end last year's flood as early as possible so repairs could be made. The corps says the system of levees and flood-control barriers along the river remains vulnerable because more repairs are needed. The corps says that if it gets any sign of heavy runoff in 2012 it will try to aggressively release water.