Online presentation by Barbara Charry, The Nature Conservancy, and Chris Hamilton, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Hosted by Missouri River Relief as part of the Big Muddy Speaker Series.
The devastating floods of 2019 left much of northwest Missouri underwater for months. In Atchison County, the very northwest corner of Missouri, the levee breached in 5 locations causing millions of dollars in damage. Members of the Atchison County Levee District knew they had to do something different to lessen the impacts of repetitive flooding on their communities.
As a partner on the project, The Nature Conservancy's Barbara Charry convened partners to successfully complete a levee setback or realignment on the Missouri River. Another key partner was the Natural Resources Conservation Service, with Asst. State Conservationist Chris Hamilton leading his team.
Construction began in August of 2020 and will be completed in Spring of 2021. The new levee reconnects over 1,000 acres of floodplain to the river corridor and will provide flood relief benefits for communities up and down the river.
Find links to more information at our event webpage - https://www.bigmuddyspeakers.org/events/event/levee-setback_2021/
Only registered users can attend the webinar on Zoom, which allows for Q&A. We will open 115 registration slots but only 100 registered users are allowed to attend. If you miss the registration, you can still watch the presentation live-streamed on the Missouri River Relief YouTube Channel and the recording will later be shared.
Our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/rivertrash1875/
The night of the presentation, we'll be linking to the YouTube direct link from our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/missouririverrelief/