Landowners Along Missouri River Sue Federal Agency

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A group of nearly 200 farmers and landowners from Missouri and other states along the Missouri River filed a lawsuit accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of causing recurrent flooding that has deprived the plaintiffs of land and a way of life. The lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges that policy changes by the Corps have resulted in recurrent flooding along the Missouri River from 2006 to 2011.

“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,” Polsinelli PC attorney Dan Boulware said in a release.

According to the petition filed in the Federal Claims Court in Washington, the plaintiffs seek reasonable and just compensation for damages caused by the flooding.

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