In response to significant flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, Governor Mike Parson signed an Executive Order on July 18, 2019, establishing Missouri’s Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group (FRAWG). The group is a working group that provides input on the state's short-, medium- and long-term flood recovery priorities. The FRAWG identifies areas where attention is needed and provides input on priorities for allocating state funding. In addition to giving feedback on the state’s levee system, the group explores options to improve the conveyance of floodwater through Missouri's major rivers.
The FRAWG is also responsible for debriefing following a flood event. The group continues to meet when conditions warrant. The following working groups also work on flooding issues:
- Reconnecting the Missouri River Floodplain - Learn how everyone came together for this large-scale levee setback on the Missouri River
- Lower Missouri River Flood Resiliency Studies - Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers committed to work collectively on enhancing flood protection in the Lower Missouri Basin
Current Status - Inactive
FRAWG is a standing working groups that remain inactive unless significant flooding requires the group to be activated. Meetings are held as needed and are open to everyone. Attendance at these meetings may be in person, by conference call or through Webex. The department will attempt to correct technical difficulties as they arise, but the department cannot guarantee the quality of the Webex or conference call option. The meeting will not be subject to change or repeat due to any technical difficulties.
Individuals requiring special services or accommodations in order to attend a meeting can make arrangements by contacting the staff coordinator noted below at least 48 hours before the meeting. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may contact the staff coordinator through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966. Translation or interpretation services will be provided upon request at no charge. Call 573-522-9395 for assistance.
Staff Coordinator: Erin Fanning, Director, Water Resources Center, firstname.lastname@example.org