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Jefferson City has flood information posted on city's website

Jefferson City has flood information posted on city's website

June 2nd, 2011 in News

Due to heightened concerns about the potential for flooding along the Missouri River, the city has posted a link on its website at which allows residents to monitor river stages and learn about flood warnings issued by the National Weather Service.

The link - National Weather Service flood monitor - is updated multiple times a day and also provides information about which areas of the city are impacted when the river stage is at various levels. The city also has links of photos of various locations around town that have been flooded in the past.

The Jefferson City Council will be presented with the city's action plan for various flood stages at its June 6 meeting, which is held at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 320 E. McCarty St. The action plan will be posted on the city's website Tuesday, June 7 or available at City Hall.

"The city's action plan will help the city take proactive steps to minimize as much damage as

possible from potential flooding," said Nathan Nickolaus, interim city administrator. "We want to encourage residents to use the city's website to monitor river levels and find out the latest information about any potential flooding."

As of Thursday afternoon the river was just under 22 feet, but was forecast to go above the flood stage of 23 feet on Sunday afternoon.