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Heat wave decreases flood threat on Missouri River
The heat wave that's plagued Missouri for most of July has had a positive side effect: it's lessened the flood threat along the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis.
Mark Fuchs is a hydrologist with the National Weather Service office in St. Louis. Fuchs said the extreme high temperatures have dried up the soil along the Missouri River's tributaries.
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