Lower Meramec Basin

Floodplain Management Plans: A Floodplain Management Plan is a document that identifies the hazards and impacts of flooding in a given area. The plan identifies ways that a community can reduce the impacts of flooding and make effective use of water and related land resources within the floodplain. A FMP takes into consideration all structural and non-structural measures that could help achieve its objectives.

The FMP will serve as a blueprint that can be implemented by the Cities and Counties. It will include:

  • Flood risk reduction strategies that are current, technically sound and considers all possible mitigation alternatives and the consequences of those alternatives.
  • Prioritization of resources to reduce risk to the furthest extent and minimize effect on natural floodplain functions.
  • Fosters public and political support for activities and projects and a constituency that wants to see the plan’s recommendations implemented.

Lower Meramec Floodplain: Three record flood events have occurred within the Lower Meramec Basin since August 2015, and new record stages have been recorded on all river gages in the two million acre Meramec Basin. Damages in the Meramec River Basin are attributed to many factors including increased frequency of heavy rainfall and severe storms, geology, topography, land use changes, storm water runoff, and loss of wetlands and open space. Land use changes  in the Lower Meramec floodplain and other flood-prone areas of the watershed has reduced flood storage.

The multi-jurisdictional floodplain management plan identified specific action items (and their timing) for non-structural measures, practices, and policies to reduce loss of life, injuries, damages to property and facilities, public expenditures, and other adverse impacts associated with flooding.

Final Report

Lower Meramec Watershed

Public Meetings

Monday,  January 27, 2020, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Timbers of Eureka, 2nd Floor Conference Room
1 Coffey Park Lane
Eureka, Missouri 63025

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunset Hills Gymnasium
3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Arnold City Hall, Council Chambers
2101 Jeffco Blvd.
Arnold, Missouri 63010

Contact Information

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District
Programs & Project Management

1222 Spruce Street
St. Louis, MO 63103-2833
(314) 331-8012