Lower Meramec Floodplain Management Planning Workshops

Published March 19, 2018
ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, in partnership with St. Louis, Jefferson and Franklin Counties; Cities of Arnold, Sunset Hills, Fenton, Valley Park, Wildwood, Eureka, Pacific and Union; Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, and FEMA (Region 7) is hosting three public workshops to provide information and gather public feedback on the Lower Meramec River Multi-Jurisdictional Floodplain Management Plan.

“Three record flood events have occurred within the lower Meramec Basin since August 2015, and new record stages have been recorded on river gages throughout the basin” said Shawn Sullivan, Strategic Planning Coordinator for the St. Louis District. “This workshop offers the public an opportunity to provide input and learn more about the floodplain management planning occurring in their community.”

The workshops will be held in Arnold, Pacific, and Sunset Hills, Mo. They will provide an opportunity for the public to interact with flood risk managers on potential flood damage solutions and gain information about their flood hazard. Workshops will also include information about the scope, schedule and benefits of Floodplain Management Planning initiated in the planning area. Representatives from the interagency partnership will be available to answer any questions residents may have regarding emergency preparedness and reducing their flood risk.

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm
Pacific Government Center
300 Hoven Drive
Pacific, MO 63069

Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm
Sunset Hills Community Center Gymnasium
3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63127

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:00-8:00 pm
Arnold City Hall Council Chamber
2101 Jeffco Blvd.
Arnold, MO 63010

Workshops will provide valuable information that will be used to produce a Floodplain Management Plan. This Plan, produced by an interagency and community partnership effort, will serve as a guide to floodplain management and provide information on lower watershed management to help reduce future flood risk. The plan will also identify and prioritize solutions for minimizing future flood risk in the planning area.

For more information visit the St. Louis District website at, http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/,
St. Louis District Facebook at, www.facebook.com/teamsaintlouis.

Amanda Kruse

Release no. 18-019