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7 states discuss Missouri River flood plan

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Governors from seven states along the Missouri River are calling for better management when flooding happens.

Representatives from the states met with the Army Corps of Engineers in a closed-door meeting Friday.

Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds took part at the meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

All involved say protecting people and property from flooding is the main priority.
Managing the river was never before a group concern.
But after this year's flooding on the Missouri River, calls for a river coalition surfaced.

Lt. Gov. Reynolds said, "This is not just a one-time meeting. This will be an on-going effort to make sure that it stays in the forefront and that we're committed to making this happen."

Montana's governor chose not to attend Friday's meeting, partly because he feels the coalition favors downriver states.

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