Corps of Engineers & Partners to hold virtual public meeting for River Des Peres-University City FRM Study

Published Sept. 16, 2020

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, and its partners are hosting a virtual public meeting on September 30 to present information and gather feedback from the public on the scope of the River Des Peres-University City General Reevaluation Report, a Flood Risk Management (FRM) study. The meeting will be hosted online, and it will include an overview of the study process including preliminary findings and potential solutions.

The FRM study will consider strategies and tools to modify human susceptibility to flood damage and disruption through floodplain and floodwater management recommendations such as flood risk awareness and communication, and flood damage reduction measures.

“Homes, businesses, and infrastructure around the River Des Peres in University City have been significantly impacted by localized flash flooding,” said Shawn Sullivan, Strategic Planning Coordinator for the Corps of Engineers. “This meeting will enable residents, business owners, and the public to inform the Corps about flooding in the community and provide input on the direction of the study.”

This meeting is an opportunity for the public to bring the planning team’s attention to local considerations and conditions, and to make suggestions. The public may also provide comments after the meeting for 30 days via the email address below. Presentations on existing conditions and recent flooding will be given by subject-matter experts from the Corps of Engineers. University City and partnering agencies will be available to answer questions and provide additional information to attendees.

Project partners in attendance may include: University City; St. Louis County; Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD); Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA); East-West Gateway Council of Governments; and the River Des Peres Watershed Coalition.

The River Des Peres-University City FRM project website may be viewed at: General-Reevaluation-Report/

The meeting date and location is as follows:

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 6:00pm – 7:00pm


*If this Webex room is full, use:  

1-866-434-5269 (US/Canada) (Call-in toll-free number)

Access code: 4536297#, Security code: 1234#

Please direct questions or comments on this project to:  

Further public meeting(s) will be held in 2021 to present and gather input on the study’s progress.

St. Louis District Public Affairs

Release no. 20-050