Gov. Nixon asks for alternative to Plan H
Tue, 16 Nov 2010 23:49:03 GMT —
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says a plan to manage flood water along the Mississippi River would have serious consequences for residents in Clarksville, Missouri. That's what he had to say at a gathering at Clarksville's riverfront today.
Plan H would raise levees along the northern banks of the Mississippi, but would leave places like Lincoln, Pike and Saint Charles counties out of the deal, and under water.
"As your governor, I am concerned that Plan H will be detrimental to businesses, families and farmers in Northeast Missouri. I'm also concerned the cost of implementing Plan H would far outweigh the benefits. The plan just doesn't make sense," said Nixon.
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You can learn more about Plan H by attending a meeting December first at 4 o'clock. It will be held at the KC Hall in Old Monroe, Missouri in Lincoln County.