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The top military officer in charge of managing the Missouri River system says the agency needs help from states to improve its ability to predict water runoff.

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A Columbia lawyer is utilizing a federal program to try to bring so-called, “immigrant investors” to Mid Missouri. Plus, Harvest Public Media reports on the lasting effects of last year’s flooding.

A new report from the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council shows that the frequency of severe storms across the Midwest has doubled over the past 50 years.

The report analyzed precipitation data from more than 200 weather stations in eight Midwestern states.

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 A report released today by the Army Corps of Engineers says that having more free space in reservoirs along the Missouri River would not have eliminated last year’s record floods.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit brought on behalf of more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year's intentional breach of the Birds Point levee at the height of spring flooding.

Newscast for April 2, 2012

Apr 2, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • A potential tax break for business and business owners in Missouri.
  • A look at how this year's early warm weather affects insects.
  • The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to avoid a lawsuit from southeast Missouri farmers.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit by more than 140 southeast Missouri farmers over damage caused by last year's intentional breach of a levee at the height of spring flooding.

Newscast for March 16, 2012

Mar 16, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Repeat of last year's flooding unlikely
  • Military Academy names new president
  • City of Columbia implements new parking meters

Repeat of last year's flooding unlikely

Mar 16, 2012
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Missouri experienced record flooding last year along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. But this year, experts say water levels are likely to return to normal.                

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Six levee, drainage and road districts in northwest Missouri will receive a total of about $1.2 million in community development block grants to help repair damage from flooding along the Missouri River. Gov. Jay Nixon's office said in a release that the six districts are located in Atchison and Holt counties.

Levee districts applied for the grants to cover either the 20 percent local cost share required under the Army Corps of Engineers' maintenance program, or for the entire cost if the levee district is not part of the Corps' system.

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Governor Jay Nixon met with Missouri Levee and Drainage District members in Columbia this weekend. He and other state and federal officials responded to over eight months of questions from farmers and others on how Missouri’s waterways will be protected from future massive flooding. This is the first time a Missouri governor attended an annual levee district association meeting in over 15 years, and with good reason, as Governor Nixon addressed the standing room only crowd, he branded 2011: “the year of natural disasters.”

Newscast for February 13, 2012

Feb 13, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • School closures in Columbia on a snowy morning.
  • Governor Nixon heads to Columbia to discuss flood protection.
  • The Missouri Supreme Court plans to look again at congressional districts.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Joplin looking for weather radios
  • New video camera for Columbia Police
  • True/False Film Festival chooses its lead documentary
  • Politicians to meet in Columbia to discuss flooding issues

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Inspectors with the Army Corps of Engineers are performing daily inspections of the area where the Birds Point levee was intentionally breached in May.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • U.S. Senator Claire Mc Caskill to visit Columbia.
  • Bison Arrive in North Missouri.
  • Mid-Missouri Farmers Voicing Concerns about May's flood.

 

At the fourth in a series of public input sessions Thursday night in Jefferson City, farmers and representatives of lawmakers shared opinions and criticism on how the corps handled the historic flooding last May, June and July.

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