JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 3, 2019 – The Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City. The Missouri departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture will convene the meeting, which is open to the public.
On July 18, Gov. Parson established the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group by issuing Executive Order 19-14. The order directs the working group to submit an initial report to Gov. Parson with findings and suggestions by Dec. 31, with a final report due May 31, 2020.
The Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group’s purpose is to provide input through a report to the governor’s office. The report is to include the state’s short-, medium- and long-term flood recovery priorities, feedback on the state’s current levee system and 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 meeting will be broadcast live online, and recorded for viewing later. Watch the meeting, or learn more about the Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group at https://dnr.mo.gov/floodrecovery/.