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Army Corps Has New Restoration Plan for Mississippi R.


St. Louis, MO – The Army Corps of Engineers will present its proposal Monday for restoring the ecosystem of the upper Mississippi River.

The plan would cost $8.4 billion, but there will also be other options costing another $2 billion to expand locks and dams on the river.

The projects are part of a study that will guide management of the river for the next 50 years.

A different $1.5 dollar plan was stopped three years ago after a whistleblower contended its financial numbers were not accurate.


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