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Some Midwestern rivers that were near record lows are on the verge of flooding after storms dumped up to 3 inches of rain, giving a boost to drought-ravaged waterways.

Missouri River placed on endangered list

May 23, 2012
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The nation’s longest river has found its way onto America’s Most Endangered Rivers list.

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