Jefferson City Council to discuss rising river levels
Friday, June 3, 2011
Concerns about the release of historic amounts of water from upstream dams on the Missouri River will surface at the Jefferson City Council’s meeting Monday.
At Thursday’s pre-meeting of the council, Nathan Nickolaus, the city’s attorney and interim city administrator, told the council that city engineer Matt Morasch will present new information about expected Missouri River levels for the next few months.
“Basically, the Corps of Engineers is releasing a large amount of water in South Dakota, which will raise the level of the Missouri River here in Jefferson City considerably,” Nickolaus said. “It will not be such that it will top our levees, but it is much closer than ....