Corps of Engineers to hold public meetings to discuss reservoir system on Missouri River

Flood water was still in the fields around I-435 at the Missouri River in Wyandotte County at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, according to this KC Scout photo. The river declined into minor flood stage on Monday. (KC Scout photo)

Public meetings are planned along Missouri River basin cities from April 9 to 11 to discuss the reservoir system.

The closest meeting to Kansas City will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, in Smithville, Missouri. The meeting will take place at Paradise Point Golf Course, 18212 Golf Course Road, Smithville.

The Missouri River Basin Water Management Division is the host of the public meetings. Topics of discussion will include the Missouri River mainstem system, its runoff and reservoir operations.

Because of the spring flooding this year, the meetings are expected to attract more visitors.

The Corps of Engineers officials will provide a status report on mountain snowpack, plains snowmelt, the runoff forecast for the year, and how operations during the runoff year would meet the purposes of the reservoir system.

Other public meetings are being held in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.

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