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Fort Leavenworth Planning Prevents Major Flood Damage

Lessons learned from previous floods have helped reduce damage this year at Fort Leavenworth. Late last month, flood waters breached levees and filled the post's airfield. Since 1993, the Army had built protection around the fort's water wells near the base airport. Lieutenant General Robert Caslen (CAS-lynn) says that prevented a repeat of 1993, when flooding contaminated the fort's water.

Caslen says they had already removed planes and equipment from the area before it flooded. The training facility hosts frequent military officials, who now have to fly in and out of the Kansas City airport. Caslen says engineers will start assessing the airfield as soon as the water recedes and working to get it back online.

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