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Flooding In St. Louis: When will We Learn From Our Mistakes?

Photo: Great Rivers Habitat Alliance

Are you concerned the historic flooding in the Fenton, Pacific, Eureka, Valley Park, Sunset Hills, and the St. Louis area will happen again? You should be. Flood plain development and levee construction are major issues that can no longer be ignored. Great Rivers Habitat Alliance (GRHA) is an organization focused on finding long-term solutions to the issues that continue to be ignored by local officials.

Great Rivers Habitat Alliance is an organization focused on finding long-term solutions to the issues that continue to be ignored by local officials. Residents and business owners are suffering consequences that are devastating people’s lives, livelihoods, and properties.

David Stokes, the executive director of GRHA, offers insights into what lessons are not being learned from repeated mistakes, the hardships, the choices local areas face, and a few common sense solutions.

Click below to hear the informative podcast interview with David Stokes.

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One response to “Flooding In St. Louis: When will We Learn From Our Mistakes?

  1. Here is some news about efforts to stop further development in the Creve Coeur Park wetlands area:

    Join The Open Space Council and protest a proposal to build a massive ice complex in Creve Coeur Lake Park on:

    Tuesday, August 15th between 5-7pm at the
    County Government Building
    41 South Central Avenue in Clayton, MO 63105

    Consuming 40 acres of open space and towering 65 feet above the lake, this facility would be equivalent to 3 Walmarts in volume with over 1,000 paved parking spaces. It will dramatically alter the look and feel of the park, forever.

    The National Park Service is reviewing this controversial proposal.
    No final decision has been made, however massive changes are already taking place without specific approvals.

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