levees

Central Standard
12:59 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

Repairing Missouri River Levees

Water flows from Missouri River over levee L-550
USACE Public Affairs

Wednesday on Central Standard, we drive our proverbial Chevy to Missouri River levees, and ask where the funds went dry.

Our guest Jud Kneuvean, Chief of Emergency Management for the US Army Corps of Engineers, will tell us about their plans to fix 11 of the 68 Missouri River levees in time for the Spring, and how they determined the crucial sites for repairs.

Storms
5:17 pm
Tue June 1, 2010

Flood Danger Heralded

Tom Roberts, President of KC Industrial Council in city council chambers.

Kansas City, Mo. – The council made up of Kansas City's six major industrial districts is warning that levees holding back rivers are in precarious condition. And money to do restoration work is barely being provided.

Kansas City's lowest lying areas are the industry districts, Central and Northeast Industrial, Dotson, Blue Valley, Swope and Bi State Turkey Creek. There are sixty miles of levees between 30 and more than 50 years old.

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