On May 13, 2022, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources signed an agreement to begin aquatic ecosystem restoration on the Osage River near Brockman Springs Road.
This agreement is under Section 1135 of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986. The feasibility, design and implementation phases will be completed over the next five years.
The objective of the project is to restore degraded aquatic and riparian habitats, improve fish and wildlife biodiversity, and reduce impacts to adjacent lands and infrastructure by addressing bank erosion, sedimentation and aggradation which are prevalent in the Lower Osage River.
The four federally listed threatened and endangered species in the Lower Osage River, pink mucket, scaleshell, spectalcase and pallid sturgeon, will benefit from this project.