Flooding on the Mississippi River south of Cape Girardeau has already been historic. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division says they’ll use money from their less important programs to repair flood damage if Congress doesn’t give them enough. Spokesman Bob Anderson says recovery is too important to be underfunded.
Anderson says there isn’t a set list of programs to take money out of, but probably some studies and navigation projects. He says it’s better to repair the levees now with the Corps’ own money so the levees can be effective later in the year and next flood season.
He says the Corps’ management this year has prevented 100 billion in damages. There has already been a total of 54 million dollars transferred to date.