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Congressional Delegates Reaching for Support

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Members of Congress from Montana and the Dakota's calling on the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for help when it comes to flood prevention in the area.

Senators Jon Tester and John Walsh along with Congressman Steve Daines apart of sending a letter to Brigadier General John Kem.  The three states Congressional Delegations are calling on the corps to provide members with information about Missouri River flood prevention plans for the spring thaw and actions the corps have taken since the 2011 flooding to update and repair infrastructure according to a release.

The recent levels of snow pack, comparable to those of 2011 in the central and northern Rockies, are currently raising concerns about high levels of spring runoff and ultimately the threat of flooding on the Missouri River this year.  

The members write, "We are hopeful that lessons learned in 2011 will inform prudent decision-making on the part of the corps.  We believe that a greater level of engagement and information sharing by the corps with states, tribes, local officials, and other federal agencies is critical to informing river management decisions, particularly under extreme conditions."
   

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