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Statement on Pending Spring Rise

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STATEMENT ON PENDING SPRING RISE

The following is a statement from U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) regarding today's announcement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

Washington, DC - The following is a statement from U.S. Congressman Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) regarding today's announcement from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

"Today is a dark day for the Missouri River. It's a day when common sense and sound science were cast aside in favor of a baseless and dangerous policy that increases the flooding risk to Missourians along the river.

"The very fact that the Corps is delaying the start of the rise until flood warnings are lifted illustrates why this policy is flawed from the very beginning. The Missouri River is simply too volatile to experiment with during the spring.

"While this month's rise will be small in comparison to what the Fish and Wildlife Service wished for, it begins the descent down a slippery slope to larger, more damaging rises in the future. I am almost certain that right now American Rivers is celebrating today's announcement, calling it a "good first step." Such a statement should show everyone the reckless disregard these groups have for landowners and riverside communities.

"My constituents can rest assured that I will continue to fight against spring rises on the Missouri River."

http://hulshof.house.gov/news.aspx?A=308

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