Brownback called Wednesday for the creation of a special commission to examine Corps oversight of the system and its reservoirs.
His comments were prompted by concerns among downstream states about the ongoing potential for flooding.
For Kansas, the threat is to the state’s northeast corner. ‘
Brownback says Kansas faces worrying about flooding in Doniphan, Atchison and Leavenworth counties every time it rains – for the next several months.
The Corps has blamed unusually heavy rainfall in the upper river basin and higher than normal snowmelt for the need to release historic amounts of water to relieve bloated reservoirs.