March 5, 2014

Farmers, small businesses and other property owners along the Missouri River today filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging actions of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and seeking damages caused by devastating, recurrent flooding along the river from 2006 to the record flood of 2011 that lasted more than 100 days and was declared the worst in the region’s history. 

“For decades these Missouri River residents invested their fortunes and futures in developing farms, businesses and communities on this land in reliance on the Corps managing the river in a way that would deter flooding. Valuable farm ground is being permanently destroyed and a way of life is now threatened,” said Plaintiffs’ Lead Counsel R. Dan Boulware, a partner at national law firm Polsinelli.

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