The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, in partnership with St. Louis, Jefferson and Franklin Counties; Cities of Arnold, Sunset Hills, Fenton, Valley Park, Wildwood, Eureka, Pacific and Union; Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, East-West Gateway Council of Governments, and FEMA (Region 7) is hosting a public workshop to provide information and gather public feedback on the Lower Meramec River Multi-Jurisdictional Floodplain Management Plan.
“Three record flood events have occurred within the lower Meramec Basin since August 2015, and new record stages have been recorded on river gages throughout the basin,” said Shawn Sullivan, Strategic Planning Coordinator for the St. Louis District. “This workshop offers the public an opportunity to provide input and learn more about the floodplain management planning occurring in their community.”
Arnold, MO residents will have an opportunity to interact with flood risk managers on potential flood damage solutions and gain information about their flood hazard. This workshop will also include information about the scope, schedule and benefits of Floodplain Management Planning initiated in the planning area. Representatives from the interagency partnership will be available to answer any questions residents may have regarding emergency preparedness and reducing their flood risk.
The workshop will provide valuable information that will be used to produce a Floodplain Management Plan. This Plan, produced by an interagency and community partnership effort, will serve as a guide to floodplain management and provide information on lower watershed management to help reduce future flood risk. The plan will also identify and prioritize solutions for minimizing future flood risk in the planning area.
The Lower Meramec Floodplain Management Planning Workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at:
Arnold City Hall Council Chambers
2101 Jeffco Blvd.
Arnold, MO 63010