Several years ago a flood management initiative known as Plan H met with a considerable degree of controversy in the Pike, Lincoln and St. Charles County areas.
The plan would have required these three counties to take on additional floodwater as a result of levees in northern Missouri and Illinois being raised by approximately another six inches.
“The plan didn’t call for even one single drop of extra water being taken in areas further north in Missouri and in Illinois,” said Nancy Guyton, secretary for Neighbors of the Mississippi. “All of the water would have gone into Pike, Lincoln and St. Charles counties. We’re talking about an extra 30,000 acres of water.”
Plan H was first initiated as part of the Upper Mississippi River Comprehensive Plan and would have raised levees along the northern portions of the Mississippi River without making any levee improvements in the majority of Pike, Lincoln and St. Charles counties in Missouri.
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