Bill to extend Papio-Missouri NRD bonding authority sent to governor

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) -- A bill to extend the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District’s bonding authority for five years for flood control projects has cleared its final hurdle in the Nebraska legislature.

Legislative Bill 177 passed Final Reading Thursday with no debate on a vote of 35-8.

The bill will ensure the Papio NRD can complete the Missouri River Levee project that protects Offutt Air Force Base and Omaha’s Wastewater Treatment Plant after this year’s destructive and historic floods as well as build six priority reservoirs to provide needed flood mitigation in the Greater Omaha Metro Area.

The bill now goes to the Governor for his signature.