Flooding on the Missouri

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Businesses near Missouri River navigate flood worries

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One of my housemates is from Parkville, and, apparently, the cigar and liquor store there ended up selling its stuff off at a huge bargain (to the point of breaking even) ahead of time to be on the safe side.

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Aerial video of the flooding west of Fortescue, MO, following the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad tracks in Holt County.

June 22, 2011 From Fortescue West along Burlington Northern Railway
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Aerial video taken June 23 of flooding at Big Lake, MO, in Holt County.

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Flood of uncertainty washes over Kansas City

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As Missouri River rises, so do costs for trucking, railroads

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Minot, North Dakota flooding shatters 130-year record; river still rising

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Flood berm collapses at Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant near Omaha; authorities say water is no threat

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Missouri to crest at 32.5 feet in Kansas City on Friday.

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Missouri River Floods Riverside Park

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Missouri River overtops levee in Kansas City, KS, near Lakewood Speedway and I-435 bridge

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Corps says June run-off was highest single month of runoff in Missouri River basin since 1898.

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So is flooding on the Missouri still a threat to the KC area?  Every time I look at the national radar sites, the Upper Missouri Basin is still esconsed in widespread rainfall. 

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KC is doing okay so far. Only one levee overtopping in Wyandotte County near the I-435 bridge crossing.  River levels are actually going down here for now, so threat of overtopping is reduced.  They had one overtopped levee in Carroll County east of KC this week.

The biggest problem now is water saturation of levees.  While water levels have gone down in some parts of the Missouri basin, they are still at flood stage against the levees. The agricultural levees are soaking water up like sponges, and there are frequent boils cropping up on the dry sides of levees.

The good news right now is that water flowing into the upper Missouri dams has been reduced to the point that they are letting out more water than is flowing into the reservoirs.

However, with the freakish rainfall patterns in Montana this summer, that could change at any time.

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Here are some photos taken last week of flooding near my hometown up in Holt County, MO.

Driving down the bluff into town, water can be seen in the river bottom.

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Water creeping up to the last levee protecting the town.

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Photo taken from bluff above town looking west across bottoms towards White Cloud, Kansas.

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County road heading south of town along the bluff is covered with water.

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