Jefferson City River Levels Drop Below 26 Feet

7 years 6 days 3 hours ago Saturday, July 16 2011 Jul 16, 2011 Saturday, July 16, 2011 5:53:00 PM CDT July 16, 2011 in News
By: Jonathan Ketz
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JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri River levels at Jefferson City reached their lowest point since July 7. The National Weather Service measured the river at 25.76 feet on Saturday. Jefferson City resident Joe Wilson can tell the water's gone down in the past week.

"I don't know," Wilson said when asked how he can tell. "You're around it long enough, you pick up on those kinds of things."

The river is now just a foot above moderate flood stage. The city is still expected to be at moderate flood stage for at least the next five days. The city has tried letting citizens know of what parts will flood at different levels. They have a link to a virtual website which shows just that at http://www.jeffcitymo.org/flooding.html.

"They can look at see what areas, what streets are impacted, what properties might be impacted," Communications Manager Michelle Gleba said.

The only thing Wilson's worried about in the next few weeks is another levee breaking upstream. Waters would have to get above 30 feet for any major flooding to occur.

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