Missouri Town Needs $800 Million In Storm Water Improvements

Staff | September 28, 2010

While much of the Midwest grapples with how best to deal with 100-year floods, the city of Springfield, MO, worries about the more mundane storms that flood homes and float manhole covers. The city has identified some $800 million worth of needed improvements to its storm water system, yet budgets allow for only $3 million to $4 million each year. That money is going to buy homes in known flood zones, build retention walls and replace undersized culverts. Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader