High water postpones Missouri River boat race

4 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, July 08 2014 Jul 8, 2014 Tuesday, July 08, 2014 1:38:04 PM CDT July 08, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) - An annual paddle boat race on the Missouri River will be postponed until August because of high water on the river.

The MR340 race on the Missouri River between Kansas City, Kansas, and St. Charles, Missouri was scheduled to begin Tuesday. Organizers announced Monday that the race will be held Aug. 12-15.

More than 600 people had signed up to be paddle canoes and kayaks across the state, with the race expected to end Wednesday or Thursday.

The Kansas City Star reports several areas of the river are expected to be above flood stage this week, which makes the river run faster and submerges sandbars and other obstacles.

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