The Army Corps of Engineers is reducing the water levels in the Missouri River. Jody Farhat with the Corps told Missourinet the move is in response to the heavy rainfall lately in the region.
“We reduced the releases further, trying to provide the maximum flood risk reduction in Missouri in particular.”
Farhat says more water will be held in the reservoirs upstream on the Missouri to help combat flooding. Only about 30% of the flood control capacity is currently being used, so there’s more space if the wet pattern continues.
Farhat says it’s a dangerous time to be doing anything on the river. She says much of the river section between Kansas City and St. Louis is still above flood stage.