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Missouri River at major flood stage near Jefferson City

By Sharon Ray, Chief Meteorologist, sharonr@kmiz.com
Published On: Jun 02 2013 03:02:42 PM CDT

A Flood Warning continues until Thursday for the Missouri River near Jefferson City due to heavy rains since Thursday. Here is the latest information:

* AT 2 PM SUNDAY THE STAGE WAS 30.7 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET.
* MAJOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MAJOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* FORECAST...THE RIVER IS CURRENTLY CRESTING AND IS FORECAST TO FALL
  BELOW FLOOD STAGE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT...AT 31.0 FEET...RAILROAD TRACKS BEGIN TO FLOOD.  THE CEDAR
  CITY LEVEE AT THE HIGHWAY 63 BRIDGE, THE CAPITOL VIEW LEVEE SOUTH
  OF THE AIRPORT, THE WAINWRIGHT LEVEE, AND THE JACOBS LEVEE NEAR
  TEBBETTS ALL OVERTOP NEAR THIS HEIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 30.5 FEET...THE RENZ LEVEE UPSTREAM OF JEFFERSON CITY
  AND NORTH OF THE MISSOURI RIVER AND THE CAPITOL VIEW LEVEE
  PROTECTING THE AIRPORT ARE OVERTOPPED NEAR THIS HEIGHT.
* IMPACT...AT 30.1 FEET...POWER PLANT OPERATIONS ARE AFFECTED.
  AIRPORT PROPERTY BEGINS TO FLOOD.
* IMPACT...AT 30.0 FEET...THE TEBBETTS EAST LEVEE SOUTH AND EAST OF
  TEBBETTS AND THE COLE JUNCTION LEVEE JUST NORTHWEST OF JEFFERSON
  CITY ARE OVERTOPPED NEAR THIS HEIGHT.  ALSO...THE PRISON FARM AND
  HARTSBURG SECTION 3 LEVEES ARE OVERTOPPED NEAR THIS HEIGHT.
  WASHINGTON PARK ALONG WEARS CREEK BEGINS FLOODING.

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