Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Army Corps of Engineers manage Missouri River for flood control, navigation

Governor Mike Parson has submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  The committee field hearing in Glenwood, Iowa, will focus on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers river management following devastating flooding in the region. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will participate. Witnesses will include officials from the Army Corps as well […]

Sam Graves

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduces Bill to remove fish and wildlife from Missouri River priorities

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduced a bill this week to remove fish and wildlife as an authorized purpose for management of the Missouri River and make flood control the highest priority. “Time and again, we continue to see fish and birds take precedence over people and property when it comes to managing the Missouri River,” […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson calls for damage assessments in preparation for federal disaster declaration request

Governor Mike Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in seven Missouri counties in response to devastating Missouri River flooding that began in March. The joint teams will survey damage in preparation for a request from the Governor for federal disaster assistance. “Although the floodwaters have not fully […]

Audio: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Missouri flooding outlook

Flooding will continue to be a problem along Missouri’s major rivers—into July. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  In a Flood condition update Thursday, scientist Kevin Low stressed the problem of saturated soil and above-average rain expected over the next few months.     Doug Kluck, a regional climate service director with NOAA […]

MoDOT opens road to traffic

Highway 10 in Carroll County opens to traffic

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Map now indicates Highway 10 southwest of Carrollton has been re-opened. The roadway has been closed for more than a week due to flooding of Moss Creek.  Highway 65 remains closed between Waverly and Carrollton due to flooding of the Missouri River. A MoDOT representative reported it will […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding

Roads in northern Missouri remain closed due to flooding and damage

Flooding along the Missouri River has devastated parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. In addition to the continued closure of Interstate 29 and many other routes throughout Northwest Missouri, receding floodwaters have exposed damage to some roadways and bridges that may require emergency contracts. An estimated date for reopening the following roadways and bridges […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding

Many structures may remain closed for an extended time, even after floodwaters recede

Flooding along the Missouri River has devastated parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. In addition to the continued closure of Interstate 29 and many other routes throughout Northwest Missouri, receding floodwaters in Atchison and Holt counties have exposed damage to roadways and bridges that may require emergency contracts. An estimated date for reopening the […]