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Flooding and the Corps of Engineers

And not much you can do about it if you’re flooded, according to Harry Styron at Ozarks Law and Property Blog. In a post on a case he handled after a client’s business was flooded after the Corps of Engineers opened the floodgates, he cautions:

I could find no legal basis for challenging the Corps’ management of the Keystone dam and the Arkansas River basin. The Corps operates under broad statutory authority that has many competing goals, the least of which seems to be protecting homes and businesses built in floodplains below the dams.

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