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Congressman King gets update on once flooded sites along Missouri River


Congressman Steve King toured some areas of Sioux City that had flood troubles last year. One of them is Sioux City's riverfront near Bev's on the River.

That's where he met with city leaders to discuss what more needs to be done after last summer's record flooding along the Missouri River.

King has introduced legislation to require the Army Corps to increase the amount of storage space in the Missouri River Reservoir System.

King also checked out the building progress at the Sabre Industries site, which is also not far from the river.

"The major construction is going on above where the waterline was. We still need to protect these areas, there's critical infrastructure here, and if you look at just the well fields of Sioux City, then we're standing in the middle of a good number of them right now," said Rep. Steve King, (R) Iowa.

King says the growth of new industries will require better levee protection to prevent future floods.

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