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Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2013 10:38 am | Updated: 2:50 pm, Tue Jun 4, 2013.

 The National Weather Service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service reported that high flows on the Missouri River continue to threaten many areas including areas in and around around Washington. 

The National Weather Service reported these water predictions early Saturday morning for Washington:

The River is expected to rise to 30.3 feet by Sunday afternoon.

This is a rise of 4.01 feet and 10.2 feet above flood stage.

See the following expected impacts for the various gauge readings.

30.9 Westlink Drive begins flooding north of the compost facility.

30.2 East Fifth Street at Old Highway 100 and Westlink Drive between Edison Brothers and West Main Street both close near this height.

30 The West End Lift Station at Front Street and Tiemann Drive and the Westlink Drive Lift Station in Washington flood near this height.

29.9 St. Johns Bottom Levee along the right bank just northwest of Washington and Section Four of the Labadie Bottom Levee just north of Labadie will overtop near this height.

29.4 West Main and Tiemannn Drive begins flooding near this height.

29 State Highway 47 begins to flood near Augusta Bottom Road and at Lake Creek Bridge near the Highway 94 turnoff to Dutzow.

26.7 The Holtmeier Levee along the right bank 4 to 5 miles northwest of Washington will overtop near this height.

Section 4 of the Labadie Bottom Levee-Washington

Some areas on the Missouri River are expected to face flows 10-11 feet above flood stage. Several levees may be impacted. Levee and Drainage Districts should be monitoring their levees closely.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated to Level II (Partial Activation). The EOC can be reached at (816) 426-6320 This line is answered 24 Hours a Day.

Flash flooding along tributaries continues to be a concern in areas hit by heavy rainfall. Soils are saturated while road and drainage ditches are full at many locations. There are numerous roads closed due to high water.

Governor Nixon has declared a state of emergency following violent weather yesterday afternoon. Storms containing tornadoes, damaging winds and heavy rain crossed Missouri from the southwest to the northeast. The St. Louis area was hit with several power outages and structural damage.

 

Levee at Highway 370 near St. Charles-St. Charles

Up to 7 Non-Federal Levees in the St. Charles area-St. Charles

Conditions continue to improve above Kansas City as the River begins to fall. However, high flows downstream continue to threaten many areas. Some areas on the Missouri River are expected to face flows 10-11 feet above flood stage. Several levees may be impacted. Levee and Drainage Districts should be monitoring their levees closely.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been activated to Level II (Partial Activation). The EOC can be reached at (816) 426-6320 This line is answered 24 Hours a Day.

Flash flooding along tributaries continues to be a concern in areas hit by heavy rainfall. Soils are saturated while road and drainage ditches are full at many locations. There are numerous roads closed due to high water.

Governor Nixon has declared a state of emergency following violent weather yesterday afternoon. Storms containing tornadoes, damaging winds and heavy rain crossed Missouri from the southwest to the northeast. The St. Louis area was hit with several power outages and structural damage

The following information was taken from the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service at about 7:00am today:

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