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Army Corps of Engineers signs cost-share agreement with state to study flood risk in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

The first major step was taken yesterday in a partnership that studies the flood risk in Jefferson City.

The Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, and the state signed a cost-share agreement Monday for a study around mile 142 on the Missouri River.

The study would offer flood risk and resiliency options specific for that area. This area has been impacted multiple times by flooding over two decades.

 “The goal will be to find the best possible measures and strategies for this area,” Col. Travis Rayfield, Kansas City District commander, said in a press release.

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.

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