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Lower Missouri River Planning Assistance to the States (PAS)

The Iowa DNR is collaborating with the States of Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri, along the Corps of Engineers' Kansas City and Omaha Offices on a project to identify problem areas for flooding and potential solutions to flooding along the lower Missouri River. This encompasses the Missouri River from the Gavin's Point Reservoir downstream to the confluence with the Mississippi River.

The study seeks to gain input from state partners and stakeholders to identify areas along the river in Iowa that are likely causing flooding problems (pinch points, flow restrictions, levee issues, etc.). The study will then develop a set of criteria that will be used to rank and prioritize areas. That prioritized list, the prioritized lists prepared by the other four states, as well as any other relevant background information and ideas for potential solutions, will be provided to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for further analysis.

For more information, contact Tim Hall, Iowa DNR’s Hydrology Resources Coordinator, at tim.hall@dnr.iowa.gov.



Virtual Meetings - Planning Assistance to the States (PAS)

The Iowa DNR has scheduled three stakeholder meetings as the next step in the Planning Assistance to the States (PAS) project to identify and prioritize problem areas along the Missouri River. Each of these meetings will be a Zoom meeting hosted by the DNR and will provide an opportunity for input and discussion by stakeholders. Stakeholders are encouraged to attend one or more of these meetings, but all will be following the same agenda and will be open to discussion of the entire length of the Missouri River in Iowa:

  • Opening comments and introduction: 15 minutes
  • Stakeholder identification and discussion of problem areas: 60 minutes
  • Review of information collected and group discussion: 30 minutes
  • Wrap-up and next steps: 15 minutes

During these meetings participants will be asked to identify specific problem areas along the river that lead to flooding issues. These areas can include pinch points, flow restrictions, levee issues, etc. Participants will also be asked, if possible, to identify potential solutions to the problem areas, including positives and negatives for those solutions. During the final part in each of these meetings group discussion participants can provide input on how problem areas might be ranked and prioritized. Ultimately a prioritized list of areas from Iowa, along with prioritized lists prepared by the other three states, as well as any other relevant background information and ideas for potential solutions, will be provided to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for further analysis.

Technology
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Upon entry into the zoom meeting all participant audio will be muted to start the meeting. At the start of the meeting a facilitator will provide you with instructions for turning on and off your audio and how to share comments and information through the chat feature.


Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 1pm - 3pm
Join Zoom meeting:

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Meeting ID: 965 7655 9397
Password: I@wa2@2@

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 9am - 11am
Join Zoom meeting:
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Meeting ID: 968 4377 3619
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Thursday, July 30, 2020, 6pm - 8pm
Join Zoom meeting:
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Meeting ID: 914 1258 5648
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PAS Video

State Interagency Missouri River Authority

Next meeting:  October 24, 2018 Meeting Agenda, Conference Line Instructions, and Meeting Materials
Location: Betty Strong Encounter Center, 900 Larsen Park Road, Sioux City, Iowa 

The State Interagency Missouri River Authority was established by Iowa Code chapter 28L to promote policy regarding the State's many uses and interests along the Missouri River Corridor.  The Authority is composed of a representative from the Governor's Office and each of the following agencies: Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Economic Development Authority, Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Transportation, and the Iowa Utilities Board. The Authority is chaired by the Governor or, in Governor's absence, the DNR representative. The DNR representative serves as the coordinator of the Authority's activities.

Missouri River Authority Meeting Minutes
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