Thursday, June 23, 2011

River Update- June 23, 2011

The Upper Mississippi River at Louisiana, MO is at 18.2 feet as of 6:00 a.m, and has crested and is expected to fall more within the next three days.

The Missouri River at St. Charles, MO is just below flood stage at 24.5 feet and has crested. It is expected to fall about a foot over the next three days.
Kaskaskia Lock & Dam on the Kaskaskia River in IL remains closed as a result of high water. It is anticipated to remain closed for most of the week as the crest moves forward. 

Our engineers are providing technical assistance in Scott County, IL, where the local levee district has begun placing material as interim closure in the three breaches that happened Sunday.

The 5-day forecast calls for
1" of additional rain over MVS the next 5 days, with a chance for thunderstorms Friday night through Monday. We will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service. For more information, visit: 

Public safety remains the Corps top priority. We ask everyone to stay informed of current conditions and remember there is always risk inherent with flooding. Visit our Flood Fight web page for additional information and resources,
Current conditions and National Weather Service forecasts indicate only minor flooding is expected in the St. Louis area. However, there is always risk associated with flooding, and there is a potential for higher water if above normal rain falls in the watershed. 
Based on current forecasts, there is no immediate threat of levees overtopping on the Missouri or Mississippi Rivers. A range of possibilities have been looked at based on average rain falling in the Missouri River Basin.
We are tracking this event and will continue to evaluate the impacts of the full-range of forecasts provided by the National Weather Service.
The St Louis District will continue to provide updated information to our partners so that levee districts, emergency managers, local and state officials, residents and businesses can make informed decisions.

For updates of Missouri River conditions in the St. Louis District, visit the following sites:
Flood Fight Webpage:

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