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One of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ main responsibilities in managing the Missouri River is protecting property from flood damage. Historically, the dynamic river changed course during the spring and summer months, flooding some areas and eroding banks in other areas. Today, approximately 1.4 million acres of farmland and nearly $18 billion dollars of residential and other property are subject to flooding along the Missouri River. Agricultural lands, residential areas, business districts and navigation benefit from flood risk management measures provided by the Corps through the system of reservoirs on the Missouri River.