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S.D. Gov expects meeting on Missouri River flooding

S.D. Gov expects meeting on Missouri River flooding

July 20th, 2011 in News

A pickup truck is trapped in floodwaters from the rising Missouri River, along highway 30 south of Modale, Iowa, Monday, July 11, 2011. With the river near historic flood levels, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Monday he believes all Missouri River states can find a way to work together on river issues.

Photo by The Associated Press /News Tribune.

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he expects the governors of Missouri River states to meet later this year to discuss flooding on the river.

Daugaard says the meeting likely will be held this summer or fall in Nebraska, home to the Omaha District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Daugaard tells KCCR radio that he talked to the governors of Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming about river flooding during a weekend meeting in Salt Lake City of the National Governor's Association.

He says states may differ on many of the river's priorities, but he senses that all support the idea of better flood control of the river.

Information from: KCCR-AM,