US House panel to examine Mo. River flood

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri congressman says a U.S. House panel will examine this year’s flooding on the Missouri River.

Republican Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer says a subcommittee of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee will hold a hearing Nov. 30 on the flood-related actions of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The corps manages the Missouri’s flow.

The flooding lasted much of the summer and damaged crops, closed roads and forced people from their homes. The corps has said it could cost $500 million to a $1 billion to repair the system of levees, dams and control structures damaged by the flood.

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