The City of Harrisonville is committed to mitigating flood risk. City Elected Officials and staff have adopted a Storm Water management Plan and development ordinances, and the City has ensured that it meets the eligibility requirements of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
But record storms and flash floods in 2017 showed that flood risk in the city was changing. Therefore, the City reached out to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) flood risk management experts.
Through their Silver Jackets program, USACE built new tools to conduct studies and assessments for a plan to reduce flood risk in the future. Working as a technical team, the information in a report published in 2020, summarizes Silver Jackets completed work, while pointing to future action.