A proposed $85-Million dollar flood control project for the Bootheel has been rejected by the state because federal agencies can’t resolve their disagrements about the plan’s impact on the environment. The Corps of Engineers has been asking for state certification from the Department of Natural Resources. But DNR says it won’t approve because of an ongoing disagreement between the Corps and the Fish and Wildlife Service. DNR also worries the flood plan will hurt Big Oak Tree State Park. The state suggests an independent panel try to resolve disputes between the two federal agencies.
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