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Flooding still a concern in areas

Flooding near Cooper's Landing

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Some areas in Missouri, including Cooper's Landing and the Jefferson City area could see flooding. 

Boone County Public works closed the road near Cooper's Landing at 6:40 a.m. Saturday because of flooding.

The Missouri River is rising as a result of rain in the area earlier and the heavy snowfall the state has seen this winter. 

To see areas with flooding of all levels, look at the National Weather Service's interactive map

The flooding could close some areas or make them impossible to reach. 

The height of the river at Jefferson City is set to peak at 26.1 feet. River banks begin to overflow at 20. At around 23.5 feet, Smith Hatchery south of Cooper's Landing closes and Providence Landing cannot be reached. At 24.5 feet, the Katy Trail near Rocheport begins to flood. 

The Missouri Department of Transportation is working with Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa to prepare for detour plans in anticipation of road closures and flooding. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is preparing additional equipment and has water rescue personnel on standby.

Gov. Mike Parson has been working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency to monitor the latest information on the flooding. 

 

 

ABC 17 News will continue to track the effects of flooding in the area. 


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