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Jefferson City Council to discuss rising river levels

Jefferson City Council to discuss rising river levels

June 3rd, 2011 in News

UPSTREAM FLOODING: Members of the South Dakota State University athletic teams help sandbag in Pierre, S.D., on Thursday, June 2, 2011. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is increasing releases from Oahe Dam to dump water from heavy rains upstream. The Missouri River continues to threaten flooding from South Dakota to Missouri. (AP Photo/Capital Journal, Chris Mangan)

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 ....

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