People in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri could be in for a long, wet summer. A flood warning is in effect for the Missouri River at Atchison, Leavenworth and St. Joseph, and will stay in effect until further notice. That has many residents worried about how the area's levees are holding up. Jud Kneuvean (kuh-NEE-vin) with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says area levees are not expected to overtop...but that doesn't mean there are no concerns about a long-term flood event.
Yesterday (MON), levee breaches occurred near the Iowa-Missouri border and in Holt County, Missouri. More upstream water releases from a dam in South Dakota are scheduled to begin today (TUE) as part of a plan to control regional flooding. That means even more water is headed to parts of the Missouri River in and around Kansas City.