DES MOINES – An update on flooding in western Iowa will be the highlight of the next meeting of the State Interagency Missouri River Authority
(SIMRA) Feb. 3 in Des Moines.
The authority is an interagency, interstate group that makes recommendations on policies affecting the Missouri River.
The group will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Iowa Utilities Board office, 1375 E. Court Avenue. The meeting is open to the public.
Also on the agenda, the group will discuss current and potential hydrologist roles and responsibilities within the state.
The complete agenda is available below and on the state public meetings calendar at http://www.iowa.gov/state/main/pmc/pmc.php
- Welcome and Introductions
- Approve Agenda
- Approve Summary from Oct. 26, 2011, Meeting
- Discussion on Hydrologist Roles/Responsibilities within the state
- Levee Workgroup – Tom Oswald
- Homeland Security Flood Task Force – Tom Oswald
- Floodplain Management – Lori McDaniel
- COE Activities – Missouri River – Ryan Buckley (by phone)
- Public Comment
- Next Meeting and Agenda Items
Interested people can attend the meeting on a conference call by dialing 866-685-1580. Then, they should follow the prompts, typing in the conference code of 2816326 followed by the pound (#) sign.
Representatives on the Missouri River Authority include the Governor's office; the Secretary of Agriculture; the Chair of the Utilities Board; the Economic Development Authority and the directors of the departments of natural resources and transportation or their designees.