- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission has compiled suggestions to address the state’s mostly unregulated levee system -beginning with identifying existing levees and the parties responsible for them.

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1gIJKQM ) the system has been a topic among state legislators and local leaders upset about levee problems that communities faced during the spring floods.

It’s the second time in seven years that lawmakers and other officials have taken up the problem.

After flooding in 2008, lawmakers requested an audit of the levee system, which found little oversight and a lack of guidelines.

Resources commission officials will present the recommendations to Gov. Asa Hutchinson and will work with him on developing legislation to give Arkansas more oversight of the levee system.


Information from: Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.nwaonline.com

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