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Missouri River Flood Case


Massive, atypical flooding along the Missouri River since 2006, including the catastrophic flood of 2011 threatened the livelihoods of landowners, farm communities, and agri-businesses in Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. On March 5, 2014, Polsinelli and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll filed a lawsuit in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC, challenging the US Army Corps of Engineers' management of the Missouri River. On October 15, 2014, the suit was amended adding many new claimants. 

Ideker Farms, Inc. et al v. United States of America is brought by farmers, landowners and business owners who sustained losses from one or more floods occurring in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014. We are asserting the Corps' priority for flood control and the policies and procedures, which endeavored to protect landowners near the river from flooding, changed beginning in 2004 to conform to environmental laws and regulations. Charging that the Corps' actions have violated the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment that bars the government from taking private property without just compensation, we are seeking reasonable and just compensation for losses caused by the flooding. The suit is not a class action, nor is it a suit predicated on the Corps' mismanagement of the river.

This website is for informational purposes only, and intended for citizens and property owners who are interested and/or concerned about the recurrent flooding in the Missouri River Basin since 2006.

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‚Äčplay.pngBig Lake: Impacted by recurrent flooding, Big Lake residents speak to the hardships and hurdles they've faced as a result of flooding.