State: Flood data need update

Planners blame old information for rain-swamped highways

Posted: February 3, 2014 at 3:32 a.m.

The failure to anticipate major flooding in Arkansas over the past five years is due, in part, to out-of-date information that experts say will take two years and $300,000 to fix.

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