LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – (1/9/20) An Arkansas panel is calling for increased oversight of the state’s levees after last year’s historic flooding.
The Arkansas Levee Task Force presented its final report Tuesday on the state’s system of levees.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson formed the panel after intense rain in Kansas and Oklahoma strained aging dams and levees all the way into Arkansas.
A levy in the western part of the state that was breached. Hutchinson said he supports a plan to provide additional assistance through incentive grants that will encourage districts to bring levees up to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers standards.
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