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Higher The Better: Corps of Engineers talks solution for future flooding

A look at the Mississippi from atop the Sny Levee near Hull, MO.{ } Tri-State levee experts want to see an action plan to implement immediately to better fight future flooding.

Tri-State levee experts want to see an action plan to implement immediately to better fight future flooding.

KHQA's David Amelotti spoke with Dennis Hamilton with the U.S. Corps of Engineers out of the Rock Island District. Hamilton said a plan is in action on the part of the Corps of Engineers but it will take time.

Tri-State levee experts believe time is not on the side of under-prepared levees.

"The whole issue is how to improve all 140 levee districts so we can convey a major flood like 93 through the valley with minimal property damage and no loss of life," President of the Upper Mississippi, Illinois, and Missouri Rivers Association Michael Flingner said.

You can watch Higher The Better: Part 2 right now at the top of this story.

Scott Witney serves as flood risk manager and project management chief for the Rock Island District of the Corps of Engineers. KHQA was supposed to meet for a sit-down interview last week but a last minute meeting required him to cancel.

KHQA's David Amelotti has confirmed he will meet with Mr. Whitney for an on camera interview this Thursday.

Be sure you follow David on Facebook and Twitter for updates on that meeting and when that interview will air.

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