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Port Plan Raises Flood Concerns Near St. Louis

The eternal battle between jurisdictions over how to control flooding along the Mississippi River continues.
November 28, 2018, 6am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A plan to build a port in Lincoln County, including a retail center and industrial lots, is moving forward, despite strong opposition from its much-larger neighbor," reports Leah Thorsen.

"The ambitious project in the works for several years has drawn the ire of the St. Charles County Council, which this month passed a resolution opposing any legislation that would support the Port of Lincoln," adds Thorsen. Lincoln County is located just upriver from St. Charles County, both on the Missouri side of the Mississippi River.

According to the article, St. Charles County's concerns center on flooding concerns by raising the flood plain and further constricting the Mississippi River.

The proposed site of the port is the result of a commodity movement study completed by the Boonslick Regional Planning Commission.

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Published on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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