Monday, June 27, 2011

Rivers Update-June 27, 2011

The Upper Mississippi River at Louisiana, MO is at 15.9 feet as of 6:00 a.m.

The Missouri River at St. Charles, MO is just below flood stage at 24.2 feet.

With recent rain events at Carlyle Lake, 24-hour operations have begun. Corps officials are performing daily foot surveillance on the main dam, Saddle Dam 2 and the Keyesport Levee.  Recreation at Carlyle has been impacted; to ensure public safety, all reservations in Dam West, Coles Creek and Boulder campgrounds are closed, and McNair, Dam East and Eldon Hazlet State Park campgrounds remain open.  Beaches will also be closed, and all boat ramps except for 3 high water boat ramps will be closed.

Kaskaskia Lock & Dam on the Kaskaskia River in IL is now OPEN.

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 five day forecast calls for 1" of additional rain over the St. Louis District area today, with very little rain forecasted for the next four days. 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:

Team Saint Louis Blog:
Flood Fight Webpage:

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