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Minor Flooding On the Missouri River Causes Minimal Damage

Scott Harvey

Recent heavy rains have pushed the Missouri River above flood stage at several locations in Missouri.

Information from the National Weather Service indicates minor flooding Wednesday in the Kansas City area, Boonville, Hermann and Washington. No significant damage was reported, though some agricultural land was flooded.

Parts of western Missouri received up to 6 inches of rain last weekend. With more rain in the forecast, the river is expected to remain high for several days.

Other rivers are high, too. The Grand River near Sumner in western Missouri is 7 feet above flood stage, but dropping fast. It is expected to dip below flood stage by Friday. Minor flooding is also happening along the Osage River in southwest Missouri.

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