Nelson calls for flood management and prevention plan

Senator Ben Nelson wants to make sure the Army Corps of Engineers is doing everything it can to prevent a repeat of this years record flooding.

That's why he and senators from the Dakotas and Missouri formed what they're calling the Missouri River Working Group.  They say flood management and prevention should be the number one priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  “Nebraskans and everyone living along the Missouri shouldn't have to suffer another season of hardship like one if there is any way to prevent it.”

Senator Nelson says, “I want to know the Corps' plan for making repairs this fall so that we'll be ready for next spring's snowmelt and rain, no matter what.”

Nelson says there needs to be a plan for removing temporary levees and he also wants to know the cost of cleaning them up.  He says “The Corps must be ready to rebuild and repair levees from the Dakotas to St. Louis. “