Reducing the Impact of Flooding – Agricultural Chemicals

Department of Natural Resources fact sheet
03/2014
Department of Natural Resources Director: Sara Parker Pauley
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When Flooding is Inevitable

Unlike other natural disasters that strike Missouri (e.g. tornadoes, thunderstorms, ice storms), severe flooding usually can be predicted, giving those in the effected areas the opportunity to prepare. One important form of preparation is to take steps to minimize the environmental effects agricultural chemicals would have if exposed to flood waters. The suggestions below are taken from Reducing the Impact of Flooding – Agricultural
Chemicals
, a fact sheet created by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. In addition to agricultural chemicals, those living in rural areas affected by flooding should take steps to secure propane and other fuel tanks. Additional information related to securing and preparing propane tanks is available in the department’s fact sheet, Reducing the Impact of Flooding – Propane Tanks.

Anhydrous Ammonia Storage

Bulk Liquid Fertilizer or Pesticides

Small Packaged Pesticide Containers

Waste Pesticides

Bulk Dry Fertilizer