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 […]

FFDD Steamboat Tour Photo

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled tour Arabia Steamboat Museum

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County participants and volunteers toured the Arabia Steamboat Museum of Kansas City as an educational learning experience. Attendees learned about artifacts salvaged from Arabia, which sank in the Missouri River in 1856. Attendees also ate lunch at Fritz’s at Crown Center and shopped.

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 […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 7, 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 Oct. 7 – 13. 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, […]

Road Work

Carroll County Highway 41 flood repairs to begin next week

Carroll County Highway 41 connects motorists from one side of the Missouri River to the other and when flooding hit the area this spring Highway 41was one of many Missouri roadways affected. Contractors from H.B. Construction Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will begin flood damage repairs Monday, October 7, 2019, on Highway 41 […]

Road Closed leading to bridge

Audio: Even with new funding, Missouri is far behind on road and bridge repairs

Critical bridge repair is getting underway around the state – spurred by the first installment of state money to MoDot, says agency Director Patrick McKenna.     Those projects are boosting construction hiring in the state, making Missouri one of the busiest builders in the nation in August, however, MoDOT Director McKenna says, the state is […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Audio: More flooding in Northwest Missouri prompts further discussion on Corps of Engineers river management

Renewed flooding in northwest Missouri has prompted more calls for changes in how the Corps manages the Missouri River. Brent Martin from St. Joseph TV station KFEQ has the story.     The rising Missouri River sent floodwaters back over Highway 59 in southern Buchanan County, closing the route to Atchison, Kansas once again. Highway […]

Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 2, 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 2 – 8. MoDOT will halt temporary lanes closures throughout the state to accommodate an increase in traffic due to the Labor Day holiday. Most temporary lane closures […]