Missouri River levels come down, expected to fall below flood stage this week

After briefly rising after heavy rainfall, the Missouri River is falling steadily and as of Sunday morning was in minor flood stage.

Posted: May. 12, 2019 12:03 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) After briefly rising after heavy rainfall, the Missouri River is falling steadily and as of Sunday morning was in minor flood stage.

At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the gauge in St. Joseph showed the river at a height of 20.7 feet. Just under the moderate flood stage of 21 feet.

The forecast from the National Weather Service on Sunday projects that the river will fall more than three feet by early next week and the river is expected to fall below flood stage late Tuesday. The flood stage begins at 17 feet in St. Joseph.

Elsewhere, the river continues to fall from the Iowa border down to Atchison, Kansas.

For a full list of river gauge information and forecasts, click here.

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For Tuesday, more rain is forecast to move in and could bring a few inches of heavy rainfall to the area, which is certainly not needed. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the area. There is also the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms early Tuesday afternoon. We'll be watching it.
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