Geologic Survey Measures Gasconade to Predict Flooding
OSAGE COUNTY - The Gasconade River reached the 27 foot mark Thursday at the Highway 89 crossing. Flood waters have have already over taken many roads, cabins, and camping grounds in the area. Sunny Lane runs directly next to the Gasconade. It is completely submerged. Residents of the area have shown significant concern about the amount of water. To provide some solid numbers on the flood's potential, the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) is going around the state to measure flood information for the public. The USGS has more than 250 instruments to develop flood forecasts for Missouri. These "streamgages" send readings on the velocity of the water every 15 minutes to the National Weather Service. Larry Buschmanof the USGS Missouri Water Science Center, said his agency wants to provide as much information as it can to Missourians.
For more information and flood forecasts in your county go to mo.water.usgs.gov.