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Inhofe: Arkansas River system facing $225M backlog in upkeep


September 20, 2019

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Arkansas River system that runs from Tulsa to the Mississippi River is facing a $225 million backlog of "critical" upkeep projects after being hampered for months by historic flooding in Oklahoma, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said.

The Environmental and Public Works Committee's senior member submitted a statement Wednesday for a committee hearing to discuss the next Water Resources and Development Act legislation, the Tulsa World reported.

The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System, operated by the Army Corps of Engineers, is 445 miles (716 kilometers) long. The wa...

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