Missouri’s flood recovery working group has submitted their final report to Governor Mike Parson.

The group was tasked with improving both short-term and long-term recovery efforts. Co-chair Chris Chinn, Director of Department of Agriculture, said the group heard from farmers and landowners that red tape frequently slows recovery efforts.

The recommendations include direction to congress to amend the Wetland Reserve Program, and allowing flexibility through relaxation of some regulatory requirements.

The group also recommends partners, such as FEMA, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers improve tools for providing a clearer view of systemic flooding.

A link to the entire report can be found here.