MEMPHIS, TN (KFVS) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, mailed their yearly flood notice Wednesday to those who live in, operate and/or do business in the Birds Point New Madrid Floodway in Missouri.
The notice states that the floodway may be operated during a high water event, and serves as a reminder that flooding could occur if the floodway is activated.
According to the Corps of Engineers, the notice shows:
-The government is able to flood the area within the floodway to reduce pressure on the regional flood risk reduction system. It also reminds them that it is their responsibility to minimize environmental contamination during floodway operation.
-In case of high water, those who live in or operate business in the floodway must take measures to prevent uncontained spills of pesticides in accordance with Missouri state law.