December 21, 2011
In this Sept. 19, 2011, file photo Rob Chatt sees for the first time the extent of the soil erosion caused to his family's corn fields by the streaming flood waters of the Missouri River, near Tekamah, Neb.
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There’s no easy fix for the National Flood Insurance Program, now drowning in a $24 billion sea of red ink.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did what it could with the record flooding on the Missouri River this year although proposed changes could help avoid a disastrous repeat, especially since such floods could become more frequent, an expert panel said in a report released Tuesday.
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