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Missouri River level crests as Jefferson City officials continue storm clean up

Missouri River level crests as Jefferson City officials continue storm clean up


Jefferson City officials are still working to clean up and repair roads following flash flood warnings and plenty of rain.

Both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Jefferson City Public Works say despite that intense weather, the river levels crested Monday and the levee is holding strong.

Conditions continue to improve along the Missouri River as scattered showers continue to move through Cole County following last week's intense rainfall.

According to James Lowe with the U.s. Army Corps of Engineers, the Missouri River crested Monday without over topping the levee.

"It's performing as designed," Lowe said. "All indications are that the pumps, and the systems for getting that water out, are going to be successful."

Although The Missouri River swelling amidst the saturation, Britt Smith with Jefferson City Public Works says his crews worked through the weekend and have their work cut out for them.

"We found some pretty extensive damage and areas to sort of recruits from the flash flooding," Smith said. "Certainly, there's been some infected homes and businesses and we are trying to work through those issues as quickly as we can."

Smith said public works has crews on call if issues arise.

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