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State Risk Management Team

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) funded Silver Jackets Program works with Missouri's State Risk Management Team (SRMT), which is the recognized Missouri hazard mitigation organization. Led by the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), the SRMT coordinates with federal and state agencies and external partners. The SEMA has an enhanced program, under their FEMA hazard mitigation plan. This fact sheet describes Silver Jackets in Missouri.

Six USACE districts collaborate on the SRMT and overlap Missouri as shown in the map below. A high resolution map is available here (pdf, 5.5 MB).

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Team Activities

UPDATE: The March 7th date is now extended to April 4, 2019 due to the government shut down.

Innovative Missouri Flood Inundation Mapping  

The Silver Jackets have assisted in, or developed, several new flood risk mapping projects, to include: 

  • Inundation maps for Missouri River miles 377 through 398
  • Roubidoux Creek Flood Forecast Inundation Map which will help Waynesville, MO to prepare for severe flooding
  • Missouri River Flood Event Simulation Mapping helps USACE and the National Weather Service provide continuous flood mapping, including real world levee breaches, overtopping, and flooding expected in less than eight hours

More inundation mapping information is available here.

Hazard Mitigation Measures for Levee Owners

In collaboration with the county and the levee owners, the Buchanan County Levee Districts' Hazard Mitigation Measures project established a useful template for levee owners seeking to establish an emergency action plan (EAP).  The interagency project also used hydraulic modeling to inform evacuation routes in three levees in the county on the east overbank of the Missouri River.  The Halls Levee District will get a developed EAP under this effort.  EAPs are considered an important part of interim risk reduction measures, where larger and long term issues have been identified during the USACE Levee Safety Action Classifications (LSACs), and these are short term actions that reduce risks.  The work is being done in coordination with the USACE Levee Safety Program, and was supported with Silver Jackets Pilot (pdf, 913 KB) funding from the Army Corps of Engineers.

What is the one thing you would do to improve on your emergency action plan? See the updated (as of June 21, 2018) USACE guidance on EAPs here. Find specific answers on how to improve your EAP in the USACE St. Paul District Silver Jackets project's EAP guide book and template here (pdf, 4.6 MB).

Little Blue River Actions for Flood Risk Management

Independence, MO, requested an interagency effort to help communicate the flood risks to the public, specifically along the river below the dams at these lakes.  The project created two flood forecast inundation maps on the NOAA National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (similar to the first project, above), and helped Missouri communities with their floodplain management planning. 

For more information, see the Missouri Flood Risk Management and Floodplain Management Page.

State Risk Management Team and SEMA Flood Risk Education

The State Emergency Management Agency's Floodplain Management Section is reaching out to elementary aged school children throughout the State of Missouri with the their 3-D Flood Simulation Model to explain best practices when developing in a 1% annual chance of exceedance floodplain. The No Adverse Impact and Turn around Don't Drown concepts will be discussed, and the effects that development have on flooding will be demonstrated.

In addition, copies of the fun learning tool, titled the I Am Ready Flood Preparedness Activity Booklet (pdf, 12.18 MB), will be distributed to each of the children to encourage them not only to think about preparedness themselves, but to engage their parents in understanding their risks and what they can do. This activity booklet was created under a California Silver Jackets project and has been adapted to be used in Missouri, as well.



For More Information Contact


Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) leads the State Risk Management Team. Links to their websites and important programs:

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Water Resources Center is available for questions about levees. The Surface Water Chief may assist: Email

Corps of Engineers and SRMT

Several USACE Civil Works programs overlap with the State Risk Management Team, or SRMT.

Silver Jackets. The Silver Jackets participate in the SRMT, which has been around for longer than the Silver Jackets who came into existence in 2009. The Lead Silver Jackets Coordinator for Missouri represents all the USACE districts within the state at the SRMT's regular meetings. Each district also has a Silver Jacket Coordinator. The lead coordinator provides regular status updates, available on request. The status updates provide detailed information on active USACE projects and programs, including specific project information that is useful during the FEMA Risk MAP Discovery Phases. The Silver Jackets Coordinators also participate in the FEMA Risk MAP Resiliency Meetings.

Regional Flood Risk Management Team. This team had originated from past Mississippi River floods in 2008 through the Interagency Levee Task Force (ILTF). The team was re-energized in 2011 during flood recovery efforts and is a useful resource for interstate hazard mitigation efforts.

Federal Partners Mitigation Workgroup. A hazard mitigation team made up of federal agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, with a focus on priority state and tribal actions for mitigating flooding and drought hazards. The team reaches out annually to state hazard mitigation team directors, including state hazard mitigation officers and state FEMA National Flood Insurance Program administrators. 

Levee Safety Program. The SRMT gets periodic updates from this USACE Civil Works program. While USACE is not responsible for all levees in the Nation,  USACE Levee Safety Program activities have complemented SRMT work and have included establishing a National Levee Database, inspecting levees, communicating risks, taking steps to reduce risks, and establishing an internal USACE levee safety portfolio to prioritize federal levee work.

USACE Dam Safety Program. This program complements the SEMA and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources work with state dams. The USACE Dam Safety Program focuses on the large reservoirs, many of which are multipurpose. Reservoirs act together with levees and other infrastructure to reduce impacts of floods, and the reservoirs may also maintain flows for navigation downstream. The Dam Safety program is a little older than the Levee Safety Program and also has a risk portfolio to prioritize federal dam work.

USACE Emergency Management. This Civil Works program addresses flood fighting and rehabilitation of damaged infrastructure, such as levees or dams. In addition, USACE response to major disasters and emergencies are coordinated by the Emergency Management program.

Water Management. The control of flow releases from the many USACE lake projects is managed by the districts and divisions responsible for the various river basins.

The flows of the Missouri River are managed by the USACE Northwestern Division. Eight authorized purposes must be addressed, including flood risk management. Flows on the Missouri River are managed by two districts. The Kansas City District Water Management handles reservoirs in Kansas and Missouri that drain to the Missouri River. The Omaha District handles major dams upstream of Rulo, Nebraska. Missouri lakes that are managed by the Kansas City District Water Management include Blue Springs Lake, Harry S. Truman Reservoir, Long Branch Lake, Longview Lake, Pomme de Terre Lake, Smithville Lake, and Stockton Lake. Upstream in Iowa is Rathbun Lake, which flows via the Chariton River to reach the Missouri River.

The eastern side of Missouri is part of the USACE Mississippi Valley Division, which does water management for tributaries of the Mississippi River. Reservoirs on the east side of the state (see map [pdf, 1.1 MB]), including Mark Twain Lake and Wappapello Lake, are managed in the St. Louis District. The St. Louis District also addresses the navigation mission and water management for the associated locks and dams.

In southern Missouri, Bull Shoals Lake, Clearwater, Norfolk, and Table Rock Lake are managed by the Little Rock District, which is part of the USACE Southwestern Division.

Flood Risk Management Projects. This USACE Civil Works program manages and conducts planning studies, projects under design phase, and other projects in construction phase within the State of Missouri. Those in the Missouri River Basin are part of the Kansas City District. Those USACE projects in the Mississippi River Basin are managed by either the St. Louis District (eastern Missouri), the Rock Island District (northeastern Missouri), or the Memphis District (in the Boot Heel; southeast Missouri). In southern Missouri, the Little Rock District is responsible. The Kansas City District has a map (pdf, 1.1 MB) to more clearly illustrate the areas of responsibility.

Floodplain Management Services. The USACE offers assistance on questions about floodplains through the "Flood Plain Management Services Program." Those in the Missouri River Basin need to contact the Kansas City District program manager at 816-389-2365. For those in the St. Louis District call 314-331-8790. For those in the Little Rock District, call 501-324-5032. In the Memphis District, call 901-544-3832.

Participating Agencies



  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) 
  • Department of Economic Development (DED)
  • Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)
  • Division of Fire Safety
  • Department of Mental Health (DMH)
  • Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DOLIR)    
  • Office of Administration, Information Technology Services Division (ITSD)
  • Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA)
  • Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC)
  • Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)
  • Missouri National Guard (MONG)
  • Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA)
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP)
  • Office of Administration (OA)
  • Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC)

Private parties or non-governmental organizations

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Past Documents and Presentations Used with the Team

Many presentations, papers, and other products have been provided for the State Risk Management Team, as listed below: