JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, and the State of Missouri partnered to sign a Feasibility Cost Share Agreement for a feasibility study on the area around river mile 142, on Nov. 28, 2022, in Jefferson City Missouri.
This signing signified the first formal step in the partnership for the Jefferson City FCSA 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 Jefferson City will offer flood risk and resiliency options specific for the area around river miles 142, an area that has been impacted by flooding multiple times over two decades.
"This signing is just the first step in our unified local approach to an extensive look into flood risk reduction, potential environmental impacts, the likely economic benefits and more for Jefferson City. The goal will be to find the best possible measures and strategies for this area,” Col. Travis Rayfield, Kansas City District commander, said.
Release no. 22-055