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The Lower Grand River Watershed in north-central Missouri is in an area of the state with water quantity problems, where drought conditions can threaten the drinking water supply for many communities. This watershed contains areas of diverse wet prairie and bottomland forest that are remnants of the natural wetland habitat once common in northern Missouri. The watershed also contains streams impacted by channelization, sedimentation, and nonpoint source runoff. The department is building partnerships to identify opportunities to address water quantity and water quality problems in this watershed.

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Learn more about what is happening in the Lower Grand, Lower Missouri-Moreau and Salt River Basin watersheds by reading the following newsletters.

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Please send your questions about the watershed or the Our Missouri Waters effort to the Northeast Regional Watershed Coordinator Mary Culler at

Sara Parker Pauley - Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources at the Lower Grand River Watershed Summit

Information iconLower Grand River Watershed Summit

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources along with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission hosted a Lower Grand River Watershed Summit, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013. The summit was held at the Knight and Rucker Hall on Hwy 24 in Brunswick. Activities included presentations and group discussion about water supply and drought, flooding, regulatory requirements for wastewater systems, and funding opportunities for communities. There was also a demonstration of watershed best management practices, a visit to the Grand River Access in Brunswick, and a tour of the Brunswick Missouri River Terminal at MFA Agri-Services of Brunswick.

For additional information and questions, contact the Northeast Regional Office at 660-385-8000.  

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