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Agencies seek input on area flood factors, planning direction

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 8, 2023 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District will hold a public meeting Dec. 11 to solicit input and discuss a flood resiliency study of the Missouri River in Chariton County.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 11, at the Rucker Banquet Hall, 119 East Broadway in Brunswick. During the meeting, the Corps will provide an overview of the study, progress made to date and next steps. The presentation will be followed by open discussion and questions.

The lower Missouri River suffered devastating floods in 1993, 2011 and 2019, causing billions of dollars in damages to agriculture and infrastructure. MoDNR and the Corps are partnering to study the causes, impacts and potential solutions of recurring flooding in Chariton County. The study area is generally along the left bank of the Missouri River and bordered by the Grand and Chariton rivers. This area includes the city of Brunswick and the area behind Missouri River Levee System (MRLS) L-246.

MoDNR and the Corps are seeking public input about flooding problems in the area and factors that are important to finding a locally preferred plan that reduces the risk of flood damage and improves resiliency. The project will offer additional future opportunities for public input.

For more information about this outreach meeting, contact the Corps’ Flood Resiliency Study team at or the department's representative at

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