Levees Still Holding Strong
UNDATED - Levees along the Missouri River have already held back floodwater for more than six weeks - can they continue to hold up for another six weeks or more? Jud Kneuven, emergency management chief for the Army Corps of Engineers in Kansas City, says the seepage and sand boils that the public has observed around the levees occur naturally during flooding. He says that doesn't mean the levees have weakened. Kneuven says the federal levee system along the Missouri River proved itself in 1993, and can withstand even the prolonged flooding of 2011. He says the Corps doesn't expect the river to recede significantly until September at the earliest.