The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold public meetings to discuss Missouri’s Water Resources Plan, November 6th at the Lewis and Clark State Office Building, 1101 Riverside Drive in Jefferson City. Technical workgroups will meet at 9 a.m., and an Interagency Task Force will meet at 1 p.m. Additional information about the plan can be found online at dnr.mo.gov/mowaterplan.
Missouri water resources law requires the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to develop, maintain and periodically update a state water plan to ensure Missouri’s water needs will continue to be met.
The department will complete the plan with the assistance of five technical workgroups organized by water plan topic:
- Agricultural Needs
- Consumptive Needs
- Infrastructure Needs
- Non-Consumptive Needs
- Water Quality
These technical workgroups provide guidance on technical analyses, give feedback on the development of technical products, identify and prioritize water resources issues, and provide recommendations on how to address those issues. The efforts of the technical workgroups are integral to the development of the plan and their input will be reflected in the final Missouri Water Resources Plan. The technical workgroups have met quarterly during development of the plan and periodically report their findings and recommendations to the Interagency Task Force. The department expects to finalize the plan by the end of the year.