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Corps of Engineers has to fix flooding problems

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The Receding Meramec River is leaving debris behind

The Highway 141 signs are once again uncovered at the intersection at Interstate 44 on Thursday, May 4, 2017, as the floodwaters from the Meramec River continue to drop. Photo by J.B. Forbes,


Watching the flooding in Eureka, Valley Park, Arnold, etc. all over again makes me ask the question: "What is the Corps of Engineers doing?"

Some of the levees were built 2 to 4 feet higher than required. There was flooding in these areas 15 months ago, and the residents and businesses are having the same problem. Highways, roads, schools and businesses are closed, which caused a great inconvenience for many plus lost wages for those unable to get to work.

The corps is a government entity which caused a problem. Now they should fix it.

Barbara Lane  •  Manchester

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