Kansas City District monitoring anticipated minor flood stages on Missouri River

Kansas City District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Published March 19, 2020
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The Kansas City District is closely monitoring the current flood risk on the Missouri River from Rulo, Neb., to St. Louis, Mo.

Due to widespread rainfall in the Lower Missouri River Basin, the National Weather Service has forecasted several gages in our area to reach minor flood stage along the Missouri River throughout the weekend. The Kansas City District encourages those who live and work along the river to monitor the National Weather Service river forecast frequently for the most up to date information.

 The NWS forecast for each gage currently forecasted to reach a flood stage may be found at: https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=oax&gage=ruln1&prob_type=stage&source=hydrograph

Rulo, Neb. – Flood stage is 17 feet; currently forecasted to crest at 19.4 feet (minor flood stage) on Sunday, March 22, 2020

St. Joseph, Mo. - Flood Stage is 17’; river is forecasted to crest at 18.7’ (minor), Monday, March 23

Waverly, Mo. (east of KC, Mo.) - Flood Stage is 20’; river is forecasted to crest at 20.3’ (minor) Tuesday, March 24

Booneville, Mo. – Flood stage is 21’; river is forecasted to crest at 21.9' (minor), Friday, March 20

Chamois, Mo. - Flood Stage is 17’; river is forecasted to crest at 21.3’ (minor), Friday, March 20

Gasconade, Mo. - Flood Stage is 22’; river is forecasted to crest at 27.9’ (minor), Friday, March 20

Hermann, Mo. - Flood Stage is 21’; river is forecasted to crest at 25.1’ (minor), Friday, March 20

Washington, Mo. - Flood Stage is 20’; river is forecasted to crest at 21.5’ (minor), Saturday, March 21

St. Charles, Mo. - Flood Stage is 25’; river is forecasted to crest at 26.9’ (minor), Saturday, March 21

Many levees on the Missouri and Kansas Rivers remain vulnerable to high water. For updates on levee systems that participate in our PL 84-99 program, check our Levee Rehabilitation web page: https://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Missions/Emergency-Management/Levee-Rehabilitation/

The Kansas City District urges all with interests on and near the river to remain vigilant and listen to your local emergency managers.

The Kansas City District is a team of dedicated professionals with a strong heritage and proven results who, in collaboration with our partners, proudly serve in the Heartland providing leadership, technical excellence, and innovative solutions to the nation's most complex problems.

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Release no. 20-006