Federal Mismanagement Caused Massive Flooding?
Article from The Daily Caller by Tim Pearce.
Missouri farmers are placing blame on the federal government’s management of rivers and reservoirs for massive flooding that has hit the Midwest.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers manages the Missouri River and its upstream reservoirs letting water collect and flow as the season and conditions demand. The agency is also responsible for protecting the habitats of endangered species that live in and around the Missouri River.
When operating the reservoir, the agency misjudges the amount of water that should be released and prioritizes the welfare of endangered animals over the communities that live along the Missouri River bank, some farmers contend.
“These floods — the big floods like in 2011 and 2010, and I suspect this one — we may have had flooding, but the magnitude of these floods would not be like they are today,” Missouri farmer Roger Ideker told The Kansas City Star Sunday. “We would not be setting record highs.”
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