Fowler to tackle unfinished business

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Posted: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:00 am

Seeking his fourth term, Tim Fowler he is running for the Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District Board of Directors because he has unfinished business in the job he loves.

Driven by his desire to serve Nebraska, the Republican said there is work to be completed in flood control on part of the Papio-Missouri River NRD.

“Flood control is No. 1,” he said.

He said flood control entails two things: water detainment through dams and the levee system.

During his previous terms, Fowler said a lot of work has already been done with dams.

“We’ve bitten off a lot of them, and we’re finishing off the others,” he said.

Additionally, he said the levee system needs to be further improved, citing what happened during the 2011 flooding of the Missouri River.

“(The levees) held but we have to work to get them to our own standards,” he said.

Fowler’s subdistrict includes Ralston. He said he loves to serve the district’s residents as well as serving the NRD as a whole.

“We have one of the best trail systems in the United States,” he said.

He said the NRD has done very well to create multi-use dam sites to create other trails and recreational areas.

Ultimately, Fowler said he is running again because he desires to serve the people of Nebraska.

“All of it, together, speaks to taking care of Nebraskans,” he said. “That’s why you do it, not for anything else.”

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