MISSOURI — The ongoing repair of broken levee systems in northwest Missouri are hindered by weather in the region.
Cold and wet weather have delayed construction and assessment of the work. The Kansas City District of the Corps of Engineers is working on 67 repair projects, with damage estimated at $100 million.
20 federal levees are damaged due to the 2019 spring and summer floodwaters. Other non-federal levees were also taken out in smaller towns throughout Missouri.
This is the largest rehab effort since 1993 and completion could take up til 2021.