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Landowners File Lawsuit Over Floods
Wed Mar 5, 2014 11:14 AM CST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A group of farmers and business owners sued the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday, saying the agency's decisions since 2006 have contributed to major flooding in five states.

The federal lawsuit said landowners should be compensated for the extensive damage they experienced -- particularly during the extended 2011 flooding that devastated hundreds of thousands of acres of mostly farmland in South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.

The lawsuit filed by more than 200 landowners said the Corps has deemphasized flood control while deciding how to manage Missouri River reservoirs as part of an ...

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