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Flood Resources

Our hearts go out to all those up and down the Missouri River valley rebuilding from the catastrophic flood of 2019, who are experiencing devastation to their families, homes, farmlands, properties, businesses and other enterprises.  Some are also dealing with severe storm and tornado damage. 

Times of extreme weather and flooding like this highlight the need for increased knowledge and understanding of our river systems by those that live along this important river valley. 

We are often posting updates and articles on our facebook page. Here are some additional river resources you can use to stay on top of the situation.  Click here for the full list!

Rocheport, Missouri Sandbagging

Track River Projections

Corps of Engineers Resources

Weather Resources

Travel Maps


Community Efforts

We are starting this page with just a few limited local resources. We intend to add more. Please share pages of struggling communities or other helpful resources with us by email. 


Flood Protection and Recovery Resources


Federal Disaster Aid approved for Missouri


United Way of Central Missouri

Email:  [email protected]

Call (573) 636-4100

On Facebook:

On the Web:


American Red Cross of Missouri

Email:  [email protected]

Call (314) 516-2800

On Facebook:

On the Web:


Have more resources we can add?  Let us know! 


Reporting Hazardous Waste

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has created a new online form for reporting flood-related orphaned potentially hazardous containers for clean-up.

You can still always use the Environmental Emergency Response (EER) Spill Line (573-634-2436), but this form will work too. Please get as much detail as you can about the location of the items. It can help to take a geolocated photo as well and find out how to submit that.




Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association

On Twitter - @MissouriLevees

Army Corps of Engineers:

Northwestern Division:

KC District:

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River

·         Missouri River closed from MM 0.0 (Confluence with Mississippi) to MM 750.0 (Sioux City, IA)

·         Notifications of hazardous conditions or marine casualties should be made to the Sector Upper Mississippi River Command Center at 314-269-2332 or 314-269-2463. This number is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

·         On facebook:



News Articles

The Control of the Missouri - Ideker Court Ruling Story by Robert Langellier

4 Missouri River States Unite to Try to Limit Flooding

Parson-Appointed Advisory Group Calls for More Flood Protection for Rural Areas

2019 Record Flood Damage - Columbia Missourian

Releases for 2020 Missouri River Reservoir System Runoff 

The Great Flood of 2019:  A Complete Picture

Winter Forecast Offers Bleak Outlook for Flood Risk

Parts of Missouri River are Smashing Records for Days - Fall 2019 Snapshot

Relentless Rain Means Missouri River Runoff Could Approach Record Set in 2011

Third round of flooding in 2019 likely along Missouri River

Flooding:  Dakota Dunes Awaits Missouri River Crest

Water rising at Fort Peck as runoff nears second-highest

Soggy Fields Leave Midwestern Farmers with Few Good Answers

Osage River Closed to Recreational Boating from Missouri River to Bagnell Dam

Truman Dam to drastically increase relases, Gavins Point remains steady

Photos:  Flooding continues to inundate central Missouri towns

Photos:  Jennifer Waugh Photography

Atchafalaya – The Control of Nature by The New Yorker

Southern Howard County evacuated after levee breached

St. Louis officials prepare for second highest river crest

Environmentalists Oppose Hawley's Bill to Stop Protection of Missouri River Wildlife

Messenger:  Patch of dry ground adjacent to Mississippi River is monument to bad flood policy

Inmates help clean up Brunswick after flood



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