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Agencies seek input on area flood factors, planning direction

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, Nov. 7, 2023 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting Nov. 13 to solicit input and discuss a flood resiliency study of the Missouri River levees near Jefferson City. The meeting will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the department’s Elm Street Conference Center, 1730 E. Elm St. in Jefferson City.

During the meeting, the Corps will provide an overview of the study, progress made to date and next steps. There will also be a round-table discussion and a question-answer session.

The lower Missouri River suffered devastating floods in 1993, 2011 and 2019, causing billions of dollars in damages to agriculture and infrastructure. The department and the Corps are partnering to study the causes, impacts and potential solutions of recurring flooding along Capital View Levee and the unconstructed, but authorized, Missouri River Levee System L-142 project in Callaway County near Jefferson City.

MoDNR and the Corps are seeking public input about the flooding problems in the area and the factors that are important to finding a locally preferred plan to reduce the risk of flood damage and to improve 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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