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Callaway County delays sandbagging decision

Callaway County delays sandbagging decision

June 29th, 2011 in News

A plan to begin filling sandbags to help protect Callaway County homes and buildings from the rising Missouri River was postponed Tuesday after a flood stage crest prediction was lowered.

Flood stage on the Missouri River at Jefferson City is 23 feet. On Tuesday, the river level was up to 24.92 feet. It is expected to hit 28.8 feet at 7 p.m. Friday. But instead of continuing to rise, the river is predicted to remain at that level until 7 a.m. Saturday and fall to 28.7 feet at 1 p.m. Saturday.

"Breeches of levees upstream have caused flood forecasts to ....