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Missouri River flood hearing in DC


Lawmakers and congressional witnesses criticized the response of the Army Corps of Engineers to devastating flooding along the Missouri River, last summer.

The comments came during a hearing, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday.

The hearing reviewed the response to flooding along the Missouri.

Lawmakers say they're concerned existing problems won't be corrected.

The Army Corps is beginning the process of writing their 2012 operating plan to control the river basin.

South Dakota congresswoman Kristi Noem wants to make sure waters won't rise again, next summer.

"We want to make sure this never happens again. So, at the end of the day, it may take a congressional action in order to make sure that the corps takes responsibility for some of their actions that happened," said Kristi Noem, U.S. Representative, S.D.

Noem said it's important for the Army Corps to have better notification to the public about runoffs, releases and the overall risk of flooding in the basin area.

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