A group that wants a cohesive blueprint for flood control on the Mississippi River is planning an August 22nd meeting in Hannibal.
Details are still being worked out, but the Upper Mississippi. Illinois and Missouri Rivers Association is inviting regional stakeholders to voice their opinions. Pike County Commissioners heard from a representative of the group Monday (June 27).
The goal is to move forward with flood control options everyone can live with so that progress can be made when federal funding is available.
It’s been almost a quarter-century since the worst flood in recorded history caused damage throughout the Midwest. In addition to the Flood of 1993, three of Pike County’s top five inundations have happened since 2008. Advocates say it’s time to move forward or face the high cost of being swamped repeatedly.