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Local leaders agree to join federal Missouri River flood lawsuit


One county, and one local community, have decided to join a multi-state lawsuit against the U-S Army Corps of Engineers following flooding along the Missouri River.

The lawsuit hasn't been filed yet.

But, leaders of Union County, South Dakota, and South Sioux City, Nebraska, say they'll join the suit spearheaded by a firm in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Private, and public, groups are invited to join the lawsuit.

Leaders from Woodbury County, Sioux City and North Sioux City say they've discussed it, but haven't made a decision yet.

One Dakota County commissioner says they haven't talked about joining the suit.

In 2011, the Army Corps of Engineers released massive amounts of water from upstream reservoirs, and dams, causing flooding in several downstream states.

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