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Legal Challenge to Corps Flood Plain Study



St. Louis, MO – A legal challenge to a government study of flood plains could delay development on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers in as many as ten states.

The Missouri Coalition for the Environment wants the Army Corps of Engineers to completely revise a study.

That 7-year, $9 million study would serve as the basis for new flood plain maps and would determine what spots are okay for development. It would also determine whether thousands of people would have to buy flood insurance.

The coalition filed a challenge last month to the plan under the Data Quality Act. Corps officials said the agency would respond by June 30th to the coalition's petition.


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