Jody Farhat http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Army Corps says more reservoir space would not have prevented 2011 record floods http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/army-corps-says-more-reservoir-space-would-not-have-prevented-2011-record-floods <p>An increase in free space within reservoirs would not have made much of a difference in last year&rsquo;s record&nbsp;flooding along the<a href="http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/"> Missouri River</a>, according to a report released today by the<a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/"> Army Corps of Engineers</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Jody Farhat, the Corps&rsquo; Chief Water Manager for the Missouri River, says a higher amount of free space would have only reduced last year&rsquo;s flooding, not prevented it.</p><p>&ldquo;Due to the tremendous volume of water, we still would have had very high record releases from the reservoirs,&quot; Farhat said.&nbsp; &quot;We still would have had a significant flood event in the Missouri basin.&quot; Fri, 13 Apr 2012 22:41:12 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3489 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Army Corps says more reservoir space would not have prevented 2011 record floods Corps tweaks Missouri River plan after flooding http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/corps-tweaks-missouri-river-plan-after-flooding <p><a href="http://www.usace.army.mil/Pages/default.aspx">The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers </a>announced today that it&rsquo;s changing its short-term approach to managing water levels on the Missouri River, following <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/missouri-river-flooding-2011">devastating flooding this summer </a>in Missouri, Iowa and North Dakota.</p><p>Jody Farhat is chief of the Corps&rsquo;<a href="http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/"> Missouri River Basin Water Management office in Omaha</a>.&nbsp; She says the Corps of Engineers will be more flexible this fall and winter in evacuating as much water as possible along the Missouri ahead of next year&rsquo;s runoff season. Mon, 07 Nov 2011 19:06:23 +0000 Marshall Griffin 2420 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Corps tweaks Missouri River plan after flooding