army corp of engineers

Eight months after flooding began along the lower Missouri River, the amount of water being released from dams upriver will start to be reduced later this month.

The amount of water being released into the lower Missouri River will remain at a high level because of all the rain that fell in the area over the last month.

Contract bidding is open for repairing the final of four large levee breaches along the Missouri River.  The last levee is just west of Pacific Junction and three others went under construction about a week ago.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it could be three years before the entire levee system is safely reinforced.