U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks comments on draft report of Meramec River study near Fenton, public meeting set

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
Published Dec. 20, 2023

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, released the draft report for the CAP 205: Meramec River near Fenton, Mo., Flood Risk Management Study for public review. The report presents a preliminary recommendation consisting of nonstructural actions to reduce flood damages to commercial and residential structures.

The draft report will be available to view and download at the following link: https://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/missions/programs-project-management/fenton-mo-frm. This project webpage also has additional background information on the study.

This public review period is an opportunity for the public to bring local considerations and conditions to the planning team’s attention and to make suggestions.

“Homes, businesses and infrastructure throughout the Meramec Basin watershed have been significantly impacted by flooding in recent years, and communities are eager to find solutions to the flooding problem,” said Matt Jones, project manager for the Corps of Engineers. “This meeting will enable residents, business owners, and the public to hear from the Corps about the Tentatively Selected Plan and to provide feedback about that plan.”

The public may provide comments by January 20, 2024, to the project manager, Matt Jones, via email at Matthew.A.Jones@usace.army.mil or via mail to the St. Louis District Office at the following address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
Attention: Matt Jones, Project Manager
1222 Spruce Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Fenton City Hall (625 New Smizer Mill Road in Fenton, Mo., 63026), and there will be opportunities for public comments to be received at this meeting.

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Release no. 23-051