Reducing the Impact of Flooding – Agricultural Chemicals

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
Department of Natural Resources Director: Carol S. Comer

When Flooding is Inevitable

Unlike other natural disasters that strike Missouri (e.g. tornadoes, thunderstorms, ice storms), severe flooding usually can be predicted, giving those in the effected areas the opportunity to prepare. One important form of preparation is to take steps to minimize the environmental effects agricultural chemicals would have if exposed to flood waters. In addition to agricultural chemicals, people living in rural areas affected by flooding should take steps to secure propane and other fuel tanks. Additional information related to securing and preparing propane tanks is available in the department’s fact sheet, Reducing the Impact of Flooding – Propane Tanks.

Anhydrous Ammonia Storage

Bulk Liquid Fertilizer or Pesticides

Small Packaged Pesticide Containers

Waste Pesticides

Bulk Dry Fertilizer