A good part of Missouri hasn’t seen rivers like this in 12 to 14 years. The National Weather Service says waves of water are moving along a number of Missouri rivers because of heavy rain across the northern part of Missouri during the weekend.
The Weather Service’s flood warnings make a long list – the Fishing River, the Grand, the Thompson, the Chariton, the Crooked – all in northwest Missouri. Flood crests on those rivers are expected today, four to 17 feet above their banks, depending on location.
The 102 River, the Nodaway, the Platte and the Tarkio, also in northwest Missouri are looking for crests five to 15 feet over their banks today. The crest should hit Sharps Station on the Platte River Friday morning, eight feet over flood stage. It will be 13 feet over flood Friday at Platte City.
The Missouri River already is flooding at St. Joseph where a crest 11 feet higher than flood stage is expected today. Kansas City expects a crest six feet above flood stage tomorrow morning. Crests are expected at Boonville Friday night, 13 feet above flood stage. Saturday at Jefferson City, eleven feet over bankful; more than ten feet above the flood level at Hermann, eight feet above flood at Washington and almost nine feet above flood state at St. Charles.