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Mo. levee group to meet with Congressman Cleaver

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Congressman Emanuel Cleaver will be among the participants at a Missouri River meeting next month.

The Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association is putting on the event. It's planned for 6:30 p.m. on March 14 at the Ray County Library in Richmond.

The Missouri River has been a big topic of discussion among levee owners since last year's extensive flooding. In June, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing massive amounts of water from upstream reservoirs that had filled to overflowing with record runoff from rain and heavy snowpack. The resulting torrent easily overmatched earthen levees along the river. Northwest Missouri was particularly hard hit.

The association says other people attending the meeting will include representatives from the corps. The meeting is open to the public.

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