The Army Corps of Engineers should make a priority of repairing damaged levees along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers this coming winter and spring, said Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon. Major levee projects are ongoing in the state's southeast and northwest regions, and governors of upstream states have begun to realize the importance of controlling flooding, Nixon said. "I think that my work with the upstream governors is beginning to pay off, to shift to get flood control and navigation ... ahead of some of the recreation and other uses of the upstream states," Nixon said.
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