The four senators from North Dakota and Missouri have formed a “Missouri River Working Group” to “improve flood control along the Missouri River and address the impact for local communities.”
According to a press release, Sens. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Kent Conrad, D-North Dakota, and John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, launched the group to:
The group comes after Missouri River flooding caused havoc for numerous states in the Midwest and beyond.
“This group will assess the factors that led to this year’s floods, evaluate ideas for improving flood control along the Missouri River and collaborate on efforts to prioritize flood control measures in the future. Improving flood control will require cooperation from one end of the Missouri River to the other,” the four senators wrote in a statement.
The group is expected to meet during the week of July 11.