Holt County

Missouri River Flooding
2:19 pm
Mon June 13, 2011

Holt County, Mo., reports Mo. River breach

A map of the state of Missouri highlighting, in red, Holt County, where the levee breach has been reported.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

Updated 3:04 p.m. with changed breach size in Holt County.

Authorities in northwest Missouri say a Missouri River levee has breached in Holt County.

The Holt County breach is about 225-feet wide through a levee about five miles west of the town of Big Lake.

Holt County Clerk Kathy Kunkel said the breach is pushing water onto area agricultural land, and there are no current plans to fill the breach because it would not be safe.

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