Flooding on the Missouri

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Flooding closes I-680 eastbound into Iowa
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I-680 eastbound into Iowa closed Friday night due to water over the roads, bringing the number of river crossings closed to six, according to our partners at the Omaha World-Herald.

Iowa 5-11 says the road is closed from the Mormon Bridge to I-29. Flooding has fully closed a stretch of I-29 in north Council Bluffs.

Six bridges that cross rivers are now closed due to flooding, including I-680 in north Omaha, highway 34 between the areas of Bellevue and Glenwood, the Plattsmouth bridge, highway 2 that links Nebraska City and Sidney, IA, highway 136 linking Brownville, NE and Rock Port, MO and highway 159 at Rulo, NE, our partners at the Omaha World-Herald say.
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KMBC reports that the Corp of Engineers says the Missouri River will be flood-stage full all summer, and remain high through November..

https://www.kmbc.com/article/missouri-r ... s/27787390

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Q&A: Missouri River flood risk to continue for months
The surging Missouri River is being filled with more than twice the normal amount of water from an upstream reservoir so more flooding is likely, and the heavy releases may continue for months.
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Does anyone know how long the trees along the river can remain submerged without being pushing over or dying?

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Runoff into Missouri River already exceeds all of 2018; Gavins Point Dam to continue discharging
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As of midmonth, more runoff has flowed into the upper Missouri River than did in all of 2018, according to John Remus, chief of the water management division for the Missouri River basin in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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For anyone interested in the Missouri river issues there is a new book published by Univ Press of Ks "A River in the City of Fountains" by Amahia Mallea. After its central geographical position, the MO river is probably KC's greatest asset. I never knew that prior to the KCMO water treatment plant north of the river, the water was treated at Turkey Creek and came from an inlet next to the KCK inlet in Quindaro. It was easier to pipe under the Kaw river than tunnel under the Missouri. Shocking that sewage and waste water was not treated at all until the mid 20th century. We owe much to Robert McDonnell(of Burns &) for clean water and end of cholera. Although most of us rarely notice or think about the river, it flow through all of us all of the time.

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Missouri River is especially primed for spring flooding, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages six massive dams on the Missouri River, and the National Weather Service, which forecasts flooding, voiced shared concerns Thursday during a monthly update: Soils are overly wet, rivers are running high and the weather could throw some wild cards into the mix.

In January, runoff into the Missouri River was nearly double normal, said Kevin Grode of the corps’ Omaha District. That’s an indication, he said, of how saturated soils remain. Soil moisture readings rank in the 99th percentile in many areas.
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The corps is forecasting 2020 to be among the top ten runoff years in 122 years of records, said John Remus, chief of the corps’ Missouri River Basin Water Management. The agency is estimating that runoff will be about 141% of average and rank ninth highest.
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The potential for above-normal runoff and already high levels of rivers that feed into the Missouri below the dams are the reasons the officials are especially concerned about the Missouri River.

The risk along the Missouri is highest downstream of Omaha. Remus encouraged people to monitor weather service forecasts, set up weather alerts and check river stages daily.
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https://www.omaha.com/news/local/missou ... 16a.html#3

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