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Park on Adrian’s Island to close because of flooding

An overhead view of Adrian's Island in Jefferson City.
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An overhead view of Adrian's Island in Jefferson City.


The park on Adrian's Island in Jefferson City will close at 4 p.m. Thursday as the Missouri River continues to rise.

Jefferson City Parks and Recreation wrote in a Facebook post Thursday that the rising river was already starting to inundate Deborah Cooper Park. The Missouri River at Jefferson City was in moderate flood stage Thursday afternoon and was expected to continue rising before hitting its crest early Sunday just a few feet below major flood stage.

Storms have dumped several inches of rain around Mid-Missouri this week, causing creeks and rivers to spill out of their banks and prompting water rescues Wednesday and Thursday.

The river at Jefferson City is forecast to fall below flood stage by Monday.

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