Little Otter Creek Reservoir Project

Little Otter Creek Reservoir Project near Hamilton advances to next stage

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting State Conservationist, Grover DePriest, has signed a Record of Decision supporting the installation of a multi-purpose reservoir in Caldwell County. This decision fulfills national requirements to assess the environmental impacts of this federal action. It was based on the development of a comprehensive Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The preferred […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Regional Water Commission provides information on the dam for East Locust Creel Reservoir

The General Manager of the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says there seems to be interest in and discussion about the dam for the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While the dam has presented challenges, they are not insurmountable. In 2014 after more geologic information was gathered, the proposed dam was moved upstream approximately 170 […]

Flood of 2019

Task force gets some positive news on Missouri spring flooding potential

The National Weather Service says Missouri faces above-average flood risk this spring because the soil is still saturated from last spring’s flooding. About 1.2 million acres of Missouri farmland was damaged by flooding in 2019. But, Missouri Agriculture Director Chris Chinn says the Governor’s Flood Advisory Task Force has received a glimmer of good news […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves ordinance regarding development of land for new Orscheln Farm and Home location

All ordinances on the agenda were approved during Monday nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance begins the process that ultimately involves the re-development of land at the southwest corner of 28th street and Highway 65 as the future location for a new Orscheln Farm and Home store. A funding agreement was unanimously […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Audio: Federal grant to accelerate development of East Locust Creek Reservoir

The recent announcement of a large federal grant is expected to accelerate the program in developing a large lake north of Milan. The East Locust Creek Reservoir project receives a grant of nearly $13,500,000 with the money designated for infrastructure improvements including roads in rural Sullivan County. Brad Scott, the general manager for the North […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission receives grant to improve transportation

United States House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves of Missouri announced on Wednesday that the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission of Sullivan County will receive a nearly $13,500,000 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Discretionary Grant for the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project. Sullivan County will complete a variety of […]

Trenton Chamber of Commerce

Update on Locust Creek Reservoir to be presented at Trenton Chamber of Commerce luncheon

An update will be provided on the East Locust Creek Reservoir at the next Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Reservoir Project Manager Brad Scott will speak at the Riverside Country Club of Trenton on November 20, 2019, at noon. Admission will be $10 for Chamber members and $11 for non-Chamber members. RSVP by contacting the […]

Flood Recovery

Congressional hearing focuses on flood recovery efforts in north Missouri

The House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hosted a hearing on federal recovery efforts from recent disasters.  During the hearing, House Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06) focused on flood recovery efforts across North Missouri, specifically the difficulties facing some Northwest Missouri residents due to an issue with the dates […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton Administrative Committee: Public’s trash becoming a problem at reservoir

The Trenton Administrative Committee decided to advertise for bids on items on Tuesday evening. City Administrator Ron Urton reports bids will be sought for snow removal on the Ninth Street Bridge and for hay mowing. The Administrative Committee also decided to draft a policy on specialty signs when requested by the public. There was also […]

Bethany City fishing dock upgrades

Missouri Department of Conservation assists city of Bethany in improving area lakes

The Missouri Department of Conservation on September 20, 2019, presented the city of Bethany a check for $153,537 to help pay for improvements at North Bethany City Reservoir and Old Bethany City Lake. Earlier, MDC provided a $23,305 grant for the projects. MDC reimburses up to 75 percent of project costs under the Community Assistance […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 23, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of September 23 – 29. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Officials announce progress report on East Locust Creek Reservoir

While dam construction for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project cannot begin until environmental and construction permitting actions are complete, there has been a great deal of progress leading up to heavy construction activity. The list below represents some of the more significant activities in progress or completed. Land acquisition for the reservoir completed in […]