KANSAS CITY, Mo.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emergency management office is monitoring the Missouri River and tributaries after the increased rainfall in the area during May.
The Missouri River stages are at flood stage at several locations and are expected to rise higher before cresting within the next several days. Several of the district’s reservoirs have increased pool elevations that have caused beach and campground closures therefore it is recommended the public call prior to visiting a reservoir.
The district is currently operating the Emergency Operations Center at a partial activation level meaning that they have increased monitoring of the existing/changing conditions in the area and are prepared to respond to requests for assistance as needed. USACE flood fight assistance is supplemental to state and local efforts and we can provide both technical and direct assistance.
Life safety is always paramount, please heed National Weather Service watches and warnings." said Jud Kneuvean, Emergency Management Chief.
It is recommended that the public not recreate on the Missouri River during high water and flood events.
The district would like to remind the public to be safe and wear a life jacket when working near floodwaters and never drive into a flash flood situation.
For more information, contact the Public Affairs Office at 816-389-3486.
Release no. 16-024