Crews Working to Reinforce Carroll County Levees

5 years 4 months 4 weeks ago July 08, 2011 Jul 8, 2011 Friday, July 08 2011 Friday, July 08, 2011 12:45:00 PM CDT in News
By: Associated Press

NORBONNE (AP) - Crews have been working in Carroll County in west-central Missouri to reinforce levees along the Missouri River.

Tom Waters, chairman of the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association, said Friday that two non-federal levees in Carroll County east of Kansas City have been overtopping, but no evacuations have been necessary.

He said floodwaters were coming close to U.S. 65, but so far the highway remained open.

The Missouri National Guard has also been sandbagging a nearby federal levee.

Water levels along the Missouri River have been high for weeks since the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers began releasing water from upstream reservoirs that are filled from heavy spring rain and snowpack. The river was expected to remain high in Missouri for weeks.

 

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