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Congressman King says flood control bill will go into congressional


US Congressman Steve King says his flood control bill will go to congressional committees after Labor day.

The bill would change the Army Corps' master manual, requiring them to store more water in the Missouri River's Northern dams.

King believes the move would stop future floods like this summer's. He says he's hoping to drum up support from other representatives once congress resumes.

"If all of us on the Missouri River Basin sign on to it and support it, and I'll look over into the senate for a co-sponsor in the senate; if they all sign on that side, there isn't anybody that should stand in the way of managing this river," said King.

Congress resumes after Labor Day.

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