FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 04, 2019

Contact: Communications Office
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Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group to meet Oct. 17

Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group to meet Oct. 17

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, OCT. 4, 2019 – The Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group will hold a public meeting beginning at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ facility located at 1730 East Elm St., Jefferson City. The Missouri departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture will convene the meeting.

On July 18, Governor Parson established the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group by issuing Executive Order 19-14.

The Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group’s purpose is to provide input through a report to the governor’s office on the state’s short-, medium- and long-term flood recovery priorities and feedback on the state’s current levee system, along with suggested changes to benefit our state and its citizens. In addition to addressing short-term repairs to levees, the working group will explore options to improve the conveyance of floodwater through our major rivers. The public is invited to submit comments at the meeting.

Members of the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group include the Missouri departments of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Economic Development, Transportation and the State Emergency Management Agency. Representatives from the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Soybean Association, Coalition to Protect the Missouri River and the Missouri and Associated Rivers Coalition are members as well. Four additional members have been appointed – two representing agri-business and two representing local government interests.

The executive order directs the working group to submit an initial report to Governor Parson with findings and suggestions by Dec. 31, 2019, with a final report due May 31, 2020.

The meeting will be available online, live and recorded for viewing later. Watch, or learn more about the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group at https://dnr.mo.gov/floodrecovery/.

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