Corps of Engineers hearing tonight on Missouri River

Callaway County farmers and others all along the southern border of Callaway County will have an opportunity tonight to voice their ideas on how to help control flooding along the Missouri River.

The Army Corps of Engineers will have a river management public hearing at 7 p.m. today at the Capitol Plaza Hotel at 415 W. McCarty St. in Jefferson City.

During the summer this year, the Missouri River in Mid-Missouri was above or slightly below flood stage.

Heavy snow last winter was blamed for excess water accumulated in the Missouri River basin.

In May the Corps of Engineers blew up three levees in southeast Missouri, flooding 200 square miles of homes, farm fields and businesses along the banks of the Mississippi River.

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