Faulty flood predictions draw county’s ire

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May 29, 2019 - 10:12 AM

Frustrated with what appeared to be consistently incorrect data on the level of the Neosho River, Kansas Rep. Kent Thompson sought a second opinion. 

Thompson placed calls to U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and Congressman Steve Watkins last Friday evening expressing his displeasure with the readouts from the U.S. Corps of Engineers. By Saturday morning, those connections resulted in the United States Geological Survey sending a crew to Iola to collect data. 

The action should mean better measurements and predictions in future flood events for Allen County, Thompson told county commissioners at their meeting Tuesday morning.

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