Missouri River flood risk down as levee repairs proceed


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crews working to finish fixing levees busted in last year's deluge are getting some help from the weather.

"Between the flows in the river today and the conditions in our reservoirs, we are in much better shape than we were the first of May a year ago," said John Remus, who leads the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Missouri River Basin Water Management Division, during a call Thursday with elected officials and other river stakeholders.

The flooding last spring along the Missouri River and its tributaries inundated thousands of acres of farmland in parts of Nebraska,...

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