Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group to Hold First Meeting on August 27

The Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive, Jefferson City. Governor Parson is scheduled to speak at the meeting, which is open to the public.Governor Parson signed Executive Order 19-14 on July 18 to establish the working group.Governor Parson’s Executive Order cites limited resources to assist with the ongoing efforts to clean up and rebuild the extensive levee damage.The Departments of Natural Resources and Agriculture will convene the working group, designate a chairperson, and provide staff support and assistance.In addition to addressing short-term repairs to levees, the working group will also explore options to improve the conveyance of floodwater through our major rivers.The Executive Order directs the working group to submit an initial report to the Governor with findings and suggestions by December 31, 2019, with a final report due May 31, 2020. Flood-related information can be found online at https://dnr.mo.gov/disaster.htm

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