Ricketts, joined by Iowa, Missouri, Kansas leaders, working to bring ‘urgency’ to flood control

Gov. Pete Ricketts talks in early April about flood damage using a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers map. 


For the second time this month, governors from three states voiced their desire to be more involved in managing the Missouri River.

The group — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, who were joined this time by Kansas Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers — met with the Army Corps of Engineers on Friday to hear updates and talk about rebuilding efforts. They spoke to a gaggle of reporters after the meeting.

Ricketts said the four states are committed to working with the corps to examine basin and levee management practices going forward. He said the group is looking at recommendations that, in the past, perhaps didn’t have enough “political will” behind them to succeed.

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