Little Blue River Watershed Study

Little Blue River Watershed Flood Risk and Ecosystem Restoration Project General Investigation Study 

Stretching 45 miles through Jackson County, Missouri, the Little Blue River starts south of Longview Lake in Grandview and empties into the Missouri River west of Sibley. Urbanization and other factors have dramatically changed conditions for the river basin, increasing the frequency of flooding and rapid channel erosion. As a result, there is a need to evaluate the Little Blue Watershed basin to mitigate flood risks and restore its natural ecosystems.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers is partnering with local communities to conduct a comprehensive watershed feasibility study of the area to investigate whether changes in the Little Blue River Watershed are affecting flood risk and to explore areas in the watershed where ecosystem restoration can be implemented. Congressional authorization provides half of the project’s funding. Local partners fund the other half. These partners include City of Kansas City, Missouri, City of Grandview, City of Raytown, City of Independence, City of Lee’s Summit, City of Blue Springs, and Jackson County, Missouri. The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) is the non-federal sponsor.

Little Blue River Basin

Public Engagement

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in public engagement opportunities. An event schedule will be announced soon.


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