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Army Corps asking for help with Mississippi River dredging

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CANTON, Mo. (WGEM) -

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a public meeting in Canton Tuesday asking residents for help.

The Corps will need to dredge a portion of the Mississippi River near Lock and Dam 20.  The problem is they have yet to find a location where they can put the silt.  Corps officials says they're asking people to offer their property for use but if that doesn't happen it won't delay the dredging process.

"Well we would have to find someplace to put it, so eventually our plan will identify whatever place that is so, but that obviously drives up costs if we have to go further away," said project manager Andrew Leichty.  

The Corps is about a year away before it starts dredging the area.

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