The floods on the Missouri River are slowing remaining repairs to damage caused by the flood of 2011. The Corps of Engineers says it has spent about 22-million dollars fixing levees damaged in 2011. District engineer Tony Hoffman says all of them were in “flood fightable” condition, as he put it, before this year’s high water hit.
The Corps’ natural Disaster Program Manager for the district, Josh Marx says about a half-dozen levees in Missouri have been overtopped but none has been breached despite holding back flood levels not seen in many places in twenty years.
But Hoffman says some work on channel repairs still has a couple of years to to. Those repairs will involve hauling about 800-thousand tons of rocks. So far, he says, more than 334-thousand pounds have been installed. Marx says the floods probably have not set back that work because this flood has been short.