Rounds would like Corps to get a jump on next year

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (WNAX) – Asking the Corps of Engineers to react more quickly to changing climate trends was one of the goals of a Senate subcommittee hearing in North Sioux City.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says the Missouri River basin is in a wet cycle, and the Corps needs take that into consideration.

Rounds chaired the Environment & Public Works Subcommittee hearing, which took testimony from Corps of Engineers officials.

Rounds says the March flooding caused major damage below Gavins Point Dam.

Rounds also emphasized the need for the Corps to deploy their plains snow pack monitoring system.