BRUNSWICK, Mo. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, the State of Missouri, and the Brunswick-Dalton Drainage District partnered to sign a Feasibility Cost Share Agreement for a feasibility study on the Brunswick / Left Bank, River Mile 246 area on Sept. 28, 2022, in Brunswick, Missouri.
This signing signified the first formal step in the partnership for the Brunswick / L246 FSCA Missouri River Flood Risk and Resiliency Study, which is a spin-off of the Lower Missouri River Basin System Plan, a larger study that involves four states – Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri.
The System Plan will reassess how USACE operates the lower Missouri River Basin and offer different flood risk and resiliency options for the river as a whole that have the best federal interest. The spin-off study conducted in Brunswick will offer flood risk and resiliency options specific for the area where the Grand River flows into the Missouri River.
“What is unique about the System Plan, is the direction given to us by the four states and Congress to comprehensively look at the Lower River as a whole in a large-scale, coordinated plan, but also not wait to take action on the project areas where there may be opportunities now. Here in Brunswick is the first area where we may be able to improve flood resiliency,” Col. Travis Rayfield, Kansas City District commander, said.
Release no. 22-028