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Missouri River Flooding
5:49 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

Three levees overtopped along Mo. river, more flooding expected

A map of the path of the Missouri River.
(via Wikimedia Commons/DEMIS Mapserver/Shannon 1)

The massive amount of water flowing south and east along the Missouri River will begin to flood portions of central Missouri this Independence Day holiday weekend.

The Missouri River at Jefferson City is forecast to rise by six feet and reach 29 feet as early as Thursday, just a foot shy of the top of the city's north levee.  Jim Kramper with the National Weather Service office in St. Louis expects the capital city's flood threat to remain at moderate.

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