Legislature may create task force to mitigate future flooding risks
February 6, 2020
After historic flooding in March 2019 devastated many areas in Nebraska, state lawmakers introduced a bill that would take a much closer look at how the state prepares for and responds to major flooding events.
Introduced by Sen. Bruce Bostelman of Brainard on Jan. 23, LB 1201 would create a Flood Mitigation and Planning Task Force that would coordinate different response sources, identify recovery programs, evaluate floodwater management and assess risk mitigation strategies to reduce future flooding impacts.
“What it’s going to do is look at what happened, what our response was to...