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.”
Read the entire article at The Daily Caller.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Ya, right. When has anything the government runs, worked out well?
Our state gov’t two years ago ended up taking our taxpayer money to pay these people living on the cliffs around our lakes because the gov’t wouldn’t control the water after lots of heavy rain. They held the water back instead of releasing it slowly as the people and the news kept asking the gov’t to do as done in the past. It tore the cliffs down flooding the homes. Well, my God, I thought it was because it was just NY State run by a democratic governor for ever it seems. Cost the taxpayers millions for each mile as it is a huge lake on the border shared with Canada.
The only thing one can truly say for the Feds is that they are consistent idiots.
The goal of the mismanagement is to bankrupt private farmers so corport argi-business can buy them out and then package land use to the highest bidder like the chinese, Saudis as the need to keep Muslims starving and aggressive has ebbed BC oil will no longer be king in the EV future.