Progress Update

24 Mar 2010 8:20 AM | Web Master (Administrator)

Flooding in 1993 damaged several hundred residences in the Manhattan area, with damages totaling an estimated $1,380,000.

Outflows of 60,000 cfs from the lake in the Big Blue River, combined with flooding on the Kansas River, caused the Big Blue River to encroach dangerously close to the top of the levee.

The reconnaissance study completed in 2004 confirmed city concern as well as observations from the 1993 flood indicating the levee system does not provide the design level of protection on the Big Blue River.
The Study will evaluate the feasibility of modification to the levee to restore an acceptable level of reliability.

MOARC Association
PO Box 22647
Kansas City, MO 64113

MOARC promotes the beneficial use of water and land related resources for the Missouri and associated rivers in the areas of    
Agriculture, Environment, Flood Damage Reduction, Navigation, Recreation, Shipping and Ports, Power, Water Quality and Supply.   

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