"The rain that is expected this week in the Mississippi Basin and the Missouri Basin will cause some additional rise in the Missouri River through the weekend and into Monday. A two to two and a half foot rise at Kansas City is expected by Monday."According to those numbers and the latest forecasts by the National Weather Service (as seen on our up to the minute website widget to the right), that would bring our levels to just over 27 feet. The "action stage" is 29 feet, we're officially flooded at 32. Current forecasts have us hitting near 29 on June 23. (See chart above.)
"The Army Corp of Engineers has personnel monitoring the Missouri River from Kansas City to Buchanan County. Currently seepage is being observed in the Bean Lake area on Woolston Road, south of River Road. The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is in communication with the Missouri Department of Transportation regarding Platte County highways that could potentially be impacted by flood water.As always, stay tuned to this page and our twitter feed at twitter.com/PvilleLuminary.
"Sandbag operations for the Farley Levee District will begin on Monday. Sandbags will be placed on the levee from Beverly to Leavenworth. Additional information for individuals wishing to volunteer their assistance with the sandbagging will be available later this week."