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About Flood, Sediment, and Drought Management On the Upper Mississippi River
July 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT
UMRBA is hosting six Saturday events along the Upper Mississippi River this summer. These gatherings will be different from many other public meetings. The people who come to these events will set the agenda and lead the discussions. There will not be presentations by “experts.”
Conversations will focus on reducing the risks of flooding, maintaining the navigation channel, managing river sediment, and preparing for a future long-term drought. Share the impacts to you, your neighbors, and your community, and talk about how we can all work together better to address these issues.
We are hosting these events for three reasons:
- To bring together local residents and local leaders to talk with each other about how local actions can address important river issues, such as flooding, channel maintenance, sediment management, and long term drought
- To learn what local residents and local leaders think needs to be done to address important issues the river poses to local communities
- To be able to incorporate local ideas and local actions into a future regional resilience plan for the river
Locations and Times for the Events
July 13 in Hannibal, Missouri at the Quality Inn and Suites
July 20 in Muscatine, Iowa at the Merrill Hotel and Conference Center
July 27 in Dubuque, Iowa at the Grand River Center
August 3 in Winona, Minnesota at the Minnesota State College SE
August 24 in Godfrey, Illinois at the Lewis and Clark Community College
September 7 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the Southeast Missouri State University
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The events will begin at 9 a.m. and end no later than 4 p.m. Lunches will be provided at no cost.
We are a team of river-oriented people from the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association (UMRBA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the five states on the Upper Mississippi River (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin).
Unable to Attend? Please provide us your input online!
We would appreciate your input through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers online tool linked here: https://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/About/Offices/Programs-and-Project-Management/UMR-F-S-D-Management/
For More Information
Please visit UMRBA’s website for more information: http://umrba.org/umrs-floodplain-resilience-plan.htm