River levels recede, but litigation continues
The state couldn’t stop the Army Corps; now flooded-out farmers want to be paid for their misery
The legal drama over the federal government’s decision to flood 130,000 acres of prime farm land and some 100 homes is likely to continue long after the floodwaters subside. Pictured here, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, left, and Maj. Gen. Michael Walsh, of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are at a news conference near the Birds Point levee.