Brunswick residents called to participate in flood resiliency strategy session

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Brunswick, Missouri – Federal and state officials are preparing to engage with the Brunswick community in a significant discussion on flood resilience. A crucial public outreach meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11, at the Brunswick R-II Junior and Senior High School Auditorium. The gathering aims to inform and gather feedback on ongoing efforts to mitigate flooding in the region.

Vital Community Engagement

The doors of the Brunswick R-II Junior and Senior High School Auditorium, located at 1008 County Road, Brunswick, MO, 65236, will open at 4:45 p.m., with the meeting officially starting at 5:00 p.m. This event marks a pivotal moment for community members to engage directly with key figures from the Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

The focus of the meeting will be to provide an update on the progress made since March in the flood resiliency study. This will include a detailed presentation on the development of various alternatives to improve flood management, accompanied by newly developed maps that clearly depict each alternative under consideration.

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Following the presentation, a roundtable discussion will take place, offering an opportunity for residents to ask questions, provide feedback, and directly interact with the experts and officials involved. This session is designed to foster a transparent exchange of ideas and gather valuable local insights on the proposed flood management strategies.

Extended Discussions and Additional Information

While the official meeting will adjourn at 7:00 p.m., representatives from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will remain available until 8:00 p.m. to continue discussions with anyone interested in further dialogue. This extended time is allocated to ensure that all community members have the chance to voice their concerns, ask additional questions, and receive more in-depth information.

The area under study is strategically located along the left bank of the Missouri River, bordered by the Grand and Chariton rivers. This location includes Brunswick and the area protected by the Missouri River Levee System (MRLS) L-246 within Chariton County, highlighting the critical nature of the flood resiliency efforts for the community.

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For those unable to attend or interested in more information, inquiries can be directed to the Flood Resiliency Study team at [email protected]. Alternatively, questions about the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ role can be addressed to [email protected].

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