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KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th, 2011

Missouri River flooding is not expected to have a major impact on Fort Leavenworth, but it could have an effect on the installation's airfield. Doug Cook, with the Department of Plans, Training and Mobilization at Fort Leavenworth, says it's a concern for both the fort and the city.An additional levee surrounds the Fort Leavenworth airfield, but if it is overtopped or breached, the Army does have plans for keeping the airfield operational. The Missouri River at Leavenworth is under a flood warning until further notice.

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th, 2011

As Missouri River flooding continues to threaten the region, the U-S Army base at Fort Leavenworth is making plans to deal with high water that might affect the facility. Doug Cook, with the Department of Plans, Training and Mobilization at Fort Leavenworth, says the base's airfield could be at risk if waters rise much farther...but that flood prevention plans are already in place:The Missouri River at Leavenworth is under a flood warning until further notice. On Sunday, the city of Leavenworth closed access to the Riverfront Park campground and the Leavenworth animal control facility.

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th, 2011

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...

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th, 2011

Flood warnings remain in effect for much of the Missouri River basin until further notice - and that could mean the cities of Leavenworth, Atchison and St. Joseph will be seeing floodwaters for much of the summer. Jud Kneuvean with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers says the levees are expected to hold, but the longer the floodwaters run high, the more problems could arise. More water releases from upstream dams and reservoirs are expected throughout the summer months, and it could be well into August or beyond before Missouri River water levels return to normal.

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th, 2011

Flooding along the Missouri River basin continues, and no end is in sight. Jud Kneuvean (kuh-NEE-vin) is the Chief of Emergency Management with the U-S Army Corps of Engineers for the Kansas City district. He says river and tributary levels are high, and getting higher...while the volume of water being released from upstream reservoirs and dams isn't expected to decrease any time soon. Kneuvean says flooding in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri is likely to continue throughout the summer. A flood warning is in effect until further notice for the Missouri River at St. Joseph,...

KPR Web Operations Monday, June 13th, 2011

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KPR Web Operations Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Atchison County emergency officials are busy preparing for increased flooding of the Missouri River. The Army Corps of Engineers has stepped up the release of water from upstream dams and is gearing up to do that again sometime next week. County Emergency Preparedness head Lori Chew says Atchison's levees are in good shape, and when flows increase, the elevation of the county shoud keep flooding to a minimum. Heavy rains and melting snow have pushed more water into the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota than it can safely hold back, so the Army Corps of Engineers is releasing an...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Final touch-ups are underway at Livestrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin reports, Sporting Kansas City's ownership now has a set of keys to the nearly-completed stadium.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

A special event will be taking place this weekend at the fairgrounds building in Alma. Ron Wilson is one of the organizers of the first-ever Kansas Cowboy Poetry contest...and he's an aspiring poet himself:That's just one part of Wilson's poem "What's in a Name." You can hear the rest this weekend at the poetry competition, which gets underway at 10 o'clock Saturday morning. There's no admission charge and no tickets are required. For more information, or to sign up to compete in the contest, visit cowboypoetrycontest.com.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

There was a day when Albert Pujols (POO-Holss) attended high school and community college in the Kansas City area. Then he became a baseball superstar in the big leagues--for the St. Louis Cardinals. As Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin explains, the Kansas City Royals don't want to see another potential superstar get away in last (MON) night's Major League Draft.

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