The group charged with advising Governor Parson on flood recovery efforts has submitted their preliminary report detailing how Missouri should move forward repairing the state’s broken levee system.
The group also looked at ways to prevent such widespread flooding in the future.
Among their recommendations, they call for a better network between neighboring states and the federal government to share ideas and resources.
They also want to change an Army Corps of Engineers practice that only looks at the short-term cost of repairs, not the long-term impact of repeated failures.
The group noticed urban areas were the least affected by flooding, mostly due to higher funding, and they want to see an increase in spending in rural areas to protect Missouri’s farmlands.
Their final report is due by the end of May.