U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials are watching the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers levels and have opened an Emergency Operations Center in St. Louis to do so. Corps spokesman Alan Dooley says heavy rain in the area that has fallen for nearly everyday this month has prompted the concern. Dooley says the Corps is not only worried about how high the levels are getting on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, but it’s also concerned about water backing up in the feeder streams and rivers. He cautions drivers, in particular, need to be aware of low water crossings. Dooley says where the Ohio River dumps into the Mississippi near the Bootheel will be a concern as well.
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