Protect Our Communities by Improving Flood Protection

Location: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming

The Missouri is the nation’s longest river, supplying drinking water, commerce, and recreation, and impacting the safety and well-being of millions. But the river and its communities suffer from outdated flood management, as evidenced by the massive flooding that ravaged communities in 2011.

In order to improve public safety, decision-makers must prioritize using floodplains and wetlands to absorb and store flood waters, and Congress must fully fund the Missouri River Recovery Program and long term planning studies for the river.

Take Action to Protect Our Communities

As the climate is changing, flooding on the Missouri has been increasing in frequency and severity. Communities need smarter flood protection solutions to safeguard the communities and the environment. Urge Congress to restore funding for river programs that support better flood management and protect communities by restoring the Missouri River.

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Missouri River at a Glance

Read the Press Release (PDF)
Download River Fact Sheet (PDF)
Download the full 2012 Report (PDF)