Brad Choat

OMAHA, Neb. (KMOX/AP) – In the midst of a year of historic flooding, governors of states along the Missouri River are asking the Army Corps of Engineers to make flood control the top priority in managing the river.

After a meeting Friday morning in Omaha, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon explained why, “If in fact that is used as a fulcrum of change, it will be change we think will protect towns, protect property, protect value, and help us rebound this economy.” 

One Missouri River governor, however, is not on board with the request.

Montana’s Brian Schweitzer says the joint statement signed by more than a half-dozen governors is tilted toward downriver states, and could hurt recreation and wildlife interests along the Missouri.

Copyright KMOX Radio/Associated Press

Comments (3)
  1. wahid says:

    Super vid. Thanks,,, I live minutes from Gavens point dam in Yankton and there are tiealrr houses, propain tanks, docks, and everything else floating down the river at this time. Much distruction here going on, daughter is in national gaurds and has been filling sand bags for many days now in a last bit attemp to save some houses along the river that the rising water has not found yet. Blessed here but my heart goes out to those that are not at this time. Great vid . Thanks,,,,,

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