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Federal lawsuit filed against U.S. Army Corps over Missouri River flooding


OMAHA, Neb. (KTIV) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is being sued over its management of the Missouri River.

A group of farmers and business owners claims in a lawsuit filed today that the Corps has mismanaged the river since 2006 and contributed to major flooding in five states, especially during the flood of 2011.

Hundreds of thousands of acres of mostly farmland were inundated by flood waters that year in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

Outside experts who reviewed the 2011 flood said the Corps did the best it could in dealing with record amounts of water that flowed into river after unusually heavy spring rains in Montana and North Dakota.

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