- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Papio-Missouri Natural Resources District says it will ask the state for money to pay for flood control projects.

The district’s board decided Thursday to apply through the Nebraska Water Sustainability Fund. The fund created by lawmakers in 2014 provides a state cost share for water and flood projects.

The NRD projects include enhancement of Missouri River levees south of Bellevue and the creation of two flood control reservoirs in the Papillion Creek Watershed.

The levee projects are expected to cost about $25 million, and the reservoir work would cost an estimated $13 million. If granted, the funding request to the state would cover about 60 percent of the cost of both.

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