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. Kansas City District has the Lead Silver Jackets Coordinator for Kansas and Missouri. 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.
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. Visit this web page for Kansas City District Emergency Management. The webpage for the eastern side of Missouri is the St. Louis Emergency Management. Northeast Missouri is Rock Island District Emergency Management, and Southeast in the boot heel visit Memphis District Emergency Management. For levee recovery work, visit Kansas City District levee rehabilitation webpage, or St. Louis District levee rehab.
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.