Water level of a river rose over the tops of its banks, into the surrounding fields

In response to significant flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, Governor Mike Parson signed an Executive Order 19-14 on July 18, 2019, establishing Missouri’s Flood Recovery Advisory Working Group (FRAWG). The group is a working group that provides input on the state's short-, medium- and long-term flood recovery priorities. The FRAWG identifies areas where attention is needed and provides input on priorities for allocating state funding. In addition to giving feedback on the state’s levee system, the group explores options to improve the conveyance of floodwater through Missouri's major rivers.

The FRAWG is also responsible for debriefing following a flood event. The group continues to meet when conditions warrant. The following working groups also work on flooding issues:

Current Status - Inactive

FRAWG is a standing working groups that remain inactive unless significant flooding requires the group to be activated. Meetings are held as needed and are open to everyone. Attendance at these meetings may be in person, by conference call or through Webex. The department will attempt to correct technical difficulties as they arise, but the department cannot guarantee the quality of the Webex or conference call option. The meeting will not be subject to change or repeat due to any technical difficulties.

Individuals requiring special services or accommodations in order to attend a meeting can make arrangements by contacting the staff coordinator noted below at least 48 hours before the meeting. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals may contact the staff coordinator through Relay Missouri at 800-735-2966. Translation or interpretation services will be provided upon request at no charge. Call 573-522-9395 for assistance.

Staff Coordinator: Erin Fanning, Director, Water Resources Center, erin.fanning@dnr.mo.gov

Upcoming Meetings

There are no new meetings currently scheduled. Please check back, because we anticipate new information soon!

Past Meetings

There are no past meeting records available.

Committee Structure

The FRAWG consists of representatives from both state and federal agencies, and other agencies designated by the FRAWG as appropriate. The director's of the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture, or their designees, co-chair the FRAWG. The following list is the 2019 FRAWG representatives. Additional staff may be solicited to attend FRAWG meetings and participate in various Impact Teams.

  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources - Co-chair
  • Missouri Department of Agriculture - Co-chair
  • Missouri Department of Economic Development
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
  • State Emergency Management Agency
  • Other Agencies:
    • AgriServices of Brunswick
    • Atchison County Levee District 1
    • Clark County Commission
    • Coalition to Protect the Missouri River
    • Green Hills Regional Planning Commission
    • Missouri and Associated Rivers Coalition
    • Missouri Corn Growers Association
    • Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association
    • Missouri Farm Bureau Federation
    • Missouri Soybean Association
    • Ursa Farmers Cooperative (Canton)


The 2019 Executive Order directed the working group to submit an initial report to the Governor with findings and suggestions by Dec. 31, 2019, with a final report due May 31, 2020. Both reports are available below. The group continues to meet when conditions warrant.