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Federal officials to study Black River flooding in Arkansas

 

November 30, 2018



POCAHONTAS, Ark. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is working with northeastern Arkansas officials to study how to prevent catastrophic floods from the rising Black River.

Corps officials recently met with Randolph County and Pocahontas city leaders to discuss plans to lessen the impact of flooding when the Black River breaches or overtops a levee system east of Pocahontas, the Jonesboro Sun reported.

The study comes after water rushed over the levee system three times in the last decade, soaking farmland, flooding homes and forcing road closures.

The 80-year-old levee system first broke...



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