River listening session set for Saturday in Hannibal

Posted: Jul. 12, 2019 1:50 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Upper Mississippi River Basin Association and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are hosting a meeting Saturday in Hannibal on how residents through local action can address flooding, sedimentation and droughts.

The meeting runs from 9 a.m. to no later than 4 p.m. at the Quality Inn and Suites, 120 Lindsey Drive, and lunch will be provided.

Those who attend the meeting will set the agenda and lead the discussions. The association and the Corps will listen to what local residents think about the issues and incorporate their ideas into a future regional resilience plan for the river.

UMRBA is a five-state interstate organization, representing the joint interests of the governors of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

Meetings are also set July 20 in Muscatine, Iowa; July 27 in Dubuque, Iowa; Aug. 3 in Winona, Minn.; Aug. 24 in Godfrey, Ill.; and Sept. 7 in Cape Girardeau.