Wednesday, 30 November 2011 15:26
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Lawmakers and congressional witnesses are
criticizing the response of the Army Corps of Engineers to
devastating flooding along the Missouri River in 2011. They also
say they're concerned existing problems won't be corrected.
At a House subcommittee hearing Wednesday reviewing the response
to flooding along the Missouri, lawmakers and witnesses recounted
devastating flooding earlier this year.
Rep. Leonard Boswell, an Iowa Democrat, says the flooding along
the Missouri was ``an event that requires us to change our
policies.'' Rep. Kristi Noem, a South Dakota Republican, says she
blames the Corps of Engineers at least in part for the severity of
Brigadier Gen. John McMahon, speaking on behalf of the corps,
says it understands the impact. He says the agency will continue to
examine its policies.
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