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June 6, 2012 |  By: Wayman

Flood Risk

A report by the Environmental Advocacy Group "American Rivers" says flood management along the Missouri River is outdated and putting the public at risk.

The group identifies the mighty MO as one of the ten most endangered rivers in the country. It sights last summer's record flooding as evidence that trying to control flooding with levees and dams isn't working. John Grothaus of the US Army Corps' of Engineers in Kansas City says the Corps' priority the last 6 months has been to repair damaged flood and control structures. He says dams and levees will continue to be an important component of flood management.

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He says the Corps' has also been working with landowners along the Missouri River to restore habitat as part of the recovery program.