Can you take 60 seconds to call Senator Blunt on important legislation regarding Missouri River flooding?
Senator Blunt has co-sponsored the Missouri River Flood Control Prioritization Act, a piece of legislation that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remove fish and wildlife from the authorized purposes of the Missouri River Mainstem Reservoir System and make flood control and navigation the top priorities.
We are facing a historic and devastating year of spring flooding along the Missouri River. The river’s 2019 spring runoff was the highest ever recorded in over 120 years of record-keeping, and we can no longer look to the past as a guide for future conditions. Over 40 levees have breached in Missouri so far this year, and all traffic between Kansas City and St. Louis has now halted indefinitely. Decades of intensive management and development along this river have stripped it of its natural recourse for high water events — wetlands and floodplains. Continuing to turn our backs to the river by ever more levees is not the answer.
Call Senator Blunt’s Office at 202-224-5721 or send a message here to share your thoughts about the Missouri River Flood Control Prioritization Act.
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