Mississippi River Flood Defense Lacks Funding After the devastating 1993 floods, a few Midwestern states got together with the Army Corps of Engineers to draw up a plan to build higher levee walls along the Mississippi River. The plan could have helped limit the recent flooding; a final draft was released in February. But it doesn't look like the federal government will fund it.
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Mississippi River Flood Defense Lacks Funding

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Mississippi River Flood Defense Lacks Funding

Mississippi River Flood Defense Lacks Funding

Mississippi River Flood Defense Lacks Funding

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After the huge floods in 1993, a few Midwestern states got together with the Army Corps of Engineers to draw up a plan to build higher levee walls along the Mississippi River. The plan could have helped limit the amount of flooding the region is now seeing. The final draft of the report was released in February. But it doesn't look like the federal government will fund it.