Missouri River at Low Levels

1 decade 3 years 5 months ago Thursday, January 18 2007 Jan 18, 2007 Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:07:46 PM CST January 18, 2007 in News
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KANSAS CITY (AP) - A low flow on the Missouri River has prompted the Kansas City water department to begin using auxiliary pumps this afternoon to ensure an adequate water supply for the city. The department says an ice bridge that has formed north of Sioux City, Iowa, is causing the river's flow to drop. It says the flow may be a record low. It is expected to arrive in Kansas City this afternoon through tomorrow morning. The auxiliary pumps were installed to continue providing water service during low levels. Water department director Frank Pogge says the department expects the flow to drop below the previous record, which was set in Dec. 2005. The pumps were installed in 1991 and a second two in 2005. The pumps have not been needed for water supply until now.

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