Rain Brings Back Nightmare
Everything looks fine by the Missouri River right now, but if you had been standing there during the May flood with high and fast water it would have been in trouble.
Though the high waters are long gone, the seemingly everlasting expense for the Department of Conservation makes it a recurring nightmare. High waters brought tons of damage to the Missouri Conservation area, including Eagle's Bluff just south of Columbia. Water flooded 3,000 acres there alone, washing out roads and damaging levees.
"Initial estimates showed we had around $600,060 in damage. Our follow up estimates are showing its going to come in quite a bit higher than that. Unfortuantely, a lot of the counties were not declared reimbursable by FEMA," said Jeff Leftwich from the Missouri Department of Conservation.
The Department of Conservation will have to pay about $250,000 out of pocket for the ongoing repair.