KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Missouri Department of Conservation to examine issues leading to sedimentation, flooding, log jams and impacts to habitat in the Lower Grand River watershed.
The Grand River Basin Feasibility Study evaluates alternatives to address recognized problems in the Lower Grand River watershed. Loss of aquatic and wetland habitats as well as losses impacting private lands and infrastructure result in bank erosion, channel instability, log jams, and stream flow issues.
"Our team, comprised of multiple state and federal agencies, is hopeful to identify real on-the-ground cost-effective solutions through this study to address the problems in this area. The sedimentation and log jams cause unprecedented problems and wreak havoc on public and private lands. We hope to find a solution and justify a need for funding to fix these issues," said Kaely Megaro, Corps of Engineers project manager for the study.
The Corps of Engineers will host public meetings to provide information and solicit input on this study. The meetings will be in an open house format with informational stations and agency staff available to answer questions.
The public meetings are as follows:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m.
Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site Building
Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives Building
900 Ausmus Street
Laclede, MO 64651
Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m.
Keytesville Community Center
301 West Bridge Street
Keytesville, MO 65261
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5 – 7 p.m.
Milan Community Center
205 North Market Street
Milan, MO 63556
Comments will be accepted through October 14, 2017. They can be sent to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Attn: PMP-R Grand River Feasibility Study, 601 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64106 or via email to GrandRiver@usace.army.mil.
The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve in the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation’s most complex problems.