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Corps: No major flooding expected in St. Louis

Corps: No major flooding expected in St. Louis

June 22nd, 2011 in News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Both the Mississippi and the Missouri rivers are well above flood stage, but the Army Corps of Engineers believes the St. Louis area will stay high and dry.

St. Louis District Commander Col. Tom O'Hara said Wednesday that river levels on the Mississippi north of St. Louis have mostly crested, and the river should start to drop. Levees in the St. Louis area appear to be safe.

The biggest concern is that heavy additional rain could change things. O'Hara says the corps is ready to mobilize if flooding conditions worsen.

The Missouri River continues to cause significant problems in northwest Missouri, but only moderate flooding is projected on the Missouri in the St. Louis region.